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Health services in Espoo
Call the emergency number 112 in an emergency. The emergency number should be dialled in case of an accident or a seizure, for example. Do not call the emergency number if the matter is not urgent.
If your municipality of residence is Espoo, you are entitled to use public health services. Public health services are provided by health stations, dental clinics, maternity and child health clinics and hospitals.
If you are not entitled to use public health care services, you can seek help at a private medical clinic, for example. At private clinics, you will have to cover all expenses yourself.
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In Espoo, health services are provided by health stations (terveysasema). Health stations are open on weekdays from 8 am to 4 pm. Health stations normally provide appointments to see doctors, nurses or public health nurses.
Appointments can be made by telephone. The contact information and phone numbers of the health stations can be found on the City of Espoo website. Your call to a health station may not be answered right away. However, your number will be recorded by the system, and the health station staff will contact you shortly.
Arrive for your appointment on time. If you can't make it to the appointment, it should be cancelled no later than 2 pm on the last workday before the appointment.
You can seek urgent first aid care at a health station without an appointment.
Private health services
Anyone can go to a private medical centre. Private medical centres are also suitable for people who are not entitled to public health care in Finland. At private clinics, customers will have to cover all expenses.
There are several private medical clinics in Espoo. The contact information for private doctors can be found online, for example.
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Health care for undocumented migrants
The City of Espoo also offers health services to people who are in Finland without permission. For more information, contact the City of Espoo, tel. 09 816 34500.
Helsinki’s Global Clinic provides undocumented people with health-related advice, tel. 044 977 45 47.
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The health station is closed in the evenings and at weekends. At these times, acute cases and accidents are treated at emergency clinics (päivystys). The nearest emergency clinic for adults is at Jorvi Hospital in Espoo.
Call the free-of-charge medical helpline, tel. 116 117, before coming to the emergency health centre.
Jorvi Hospital Emergency Clinic
An emergency clinic for children under 16 years of age is located in Jorvi and at the Children’s Hospital in Helsinki.
Appointments are not necessary for emergency clinics.
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Nurses and doctors of the maternity and child health clinic (neuvola) will help you with the health care of children between 1 and 6 years of age. You can ask them for advice and support with raising a child. The child health clinic monitors the health and proper development of your child.
In Espoo, there are numerous child health clinics throughout the city. The contact information for the clinics can be found on the website of the City of Espoo. You can make appointments for all child health clinics through the same number.
Child health clinic appointments
Tel. 09 816 22800
If your child falls ill and requires urgent treatment, contact the health station (terveysasema).
School nurses take care of the health of school-age children.
In the evenings and at weekends, there is an emergency clinic for children under 16 years of age at Jorvi Hospital and the Children’s Hospital in Helsinki.
You can also take your children to a private medical centre.
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Public dental care
Municipal dental care services are available to you if your municipality of residence is Espoo. In case of emergency, you can use municipal services even if your municipality of residence is not Espoo.
You can make a dentist’s appointment through the joint number.
Dental clinic appointments
Tel. 09 816 30300
You can call the number on weekdays.
Emergency first aid
On weekdays Monday to Friday, tel. 09 816 35900.
Night-time emergency care from 9 pm to 8 am at Töölö Hospital in Helsinki, tel. 040 621 5699.
If you need a dentist urgently in the evening or during the weekend, please contact Haartman Hospital in Helsinki. The emergency services of Haartman Hospital are available on weekdays from 2 pm to 9 pm and on Saturday and Sunday from 8 am to 9 pm. Please call the emergency clinic in advance.
Tel. 09 471 71110
Private dental care
There are also private dental clinics in Espoo. You can visit a private dentist even if you are not entitled to public health care services. Private dental care is more expensive than the public one.
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If you need help or support with mental health or substance abuse issues, please contact Espoo’s mental health and substance abuse services.
Appointments can be made on weekdays at 08:00–16:00 by calling on 09 816 31300.
You can also come to the mental health and substance abuse clinic without an appointment. It is open from Monday to Friday.
Address: Iso Omena Service Centre, Suomenlahdentie 1.
If you require urgent assistance in a crisis, please contact Western Uusimaa Social and Crisis Emergency Services (Länsi-Uudenmaan sosiaali- ja kriisipäivystys).
Western Uusimaa Social and Crisis Emergency Services
Vitikka 1 C
Tel. 09 816 42439
Open every day around the clock.
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The contraception and family planning clinics (ehkäisyneuvola) of health stations provide assistance in preventing pregnancy and planning a family. Young people can discuss matters related to sexual health with their school nurse.
If you need a gynaecological examination, please contact the health station. You can also make an appointment at the health station if you require a prescription for contraception or you are contemplating abortion. The contact information for the health stations can be found on the City of Espoo website.
Sexually transmitted diseases in the Metropolitan Area are treated at the sexually transmitted disease clinic of Helsinki.
HUS Helsinki University HospitalSexually transmitted disease clinicLink redirects to another website
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Pregnancy and childbirth
Please contact the maternity and child health clinic (neuvola) when you find out you are expecting a baby. The clinic monitors the well-being of the mother, baby and entire family during the pregnancy. In Espoo, there are numerous maternity and child health clinics throughout the city. You can make appointments for all of them through the same number.
Maternity and child health clinic appointments and information service
Tel. 09 816 22800
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Jorvi Hospital, which is equipped for childbirth, is located in Espoo. If you want, you can also give birth in another hospital of the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS). More information is available on HUS’ website.
HUS Helsinki University HospitalOn-call services at maternity hospitalsLink redirects to another website
The City of Espoo organises various services, such as daytime activities and transport services, for the disabled. Those who reside in Espoo are entitled to these services.
You can apply for services and support from the City’s social workers.
More information on services for the disabled can be obtained from Espoo Disability Services.
Espoo Disability Services
Kamreerintie 2 A
Tel. 09 816 45285
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