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Responsible for the service Social Services and Health Care Division, City of Helsinki

Health stations

  • Service
  • Helsinki
  • Public service

Health stations provide primary health care services. They are the principal units of care for Helsinki residents. As necessary, health stations can refer customers to further examinations and care.

Customers are cared for by teams consisting of a doctor and a nurse. Health stations also provide services by psychiatric nurses and substance abuse workers, as well as emergency services by physiotherapists. Customers are referred to a psychiatric nurse by a nurse or a doctor, who assesses their needs for care.

To whom and on what terms

The service is only for citizens of Helsinki.

Background information

Nurses give health advice, wound care and vaccinations and remove stitches, etc. If necessary, the nurse can refer the patient to a doctor.

Non-urgent treatment must be provided within a set period. During business hours, patients must be able to contact a health centre immediately by telephone or visiting the centre. Calls are returned without delay, usually on the same day.

The need for treatment may be initially assessed over the telephone, but the patient must be assessed within three days from the contact. The necessary treatment must be organised within a reasonable delay, within 3 months.

Basic information

The service is provided byCity of Helsinki
Responsible for the serviceSocial Services and Health Care Division, City of Helsinki
Area Helsinki
Available languagesFinnish, Swedish
Text edited by: Social Services and Health Care Division, City of Helsinki
Updated: 27/5/2022