Self-care services at health stations
- Public service
Self-care services at health stations, provided at self-care points (Ite points), support independent health care by residents and promote wellbeing. Each health station has its own self-care point available during the station hours.
Self-care points are places where anyone can easily and quickly perform simple health checks and review materials that promote health.
Self-care services include: blood pressure monitoring, weight monitoring and written materials on healthy lifestyles.
To whom and on what terms
The service is only for citizens of Helsinki.
The patient’s active role is key to caring for their health and treating many illnesses. Support for self-management is available from health care professionals. The self-management is planned together with professionals. The patient receives advice related to such areas as medication, nutrition, use of care accessories and independent rehabilitation.
Following the instructions, the patient can manage their own treatment independently but also contact the professionals at any time if necessary. If the patient's state of health or condition changes in an unforeseen way while they are under self-management, the patient should contact the personnel in charge of their care immediately.