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Health in Iisalmi


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Health services in Iisalmi

Ylä-Savon SOTE Joint Municipal Authority organises health services in the Iisalmi area

Visiting addresses for health services:
Iisalmi Hospital,
Riistakatu 23,
74120 Iisalmi

Iisalmi Health Centre,
Meijerikatu 2,
74120 Iisalmi


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Private health services

If you are not entitled to use public health services in Finland, you can go to a private clinic. The contact information for Iisalmi’s private clinics can be found online.

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Emergency clinic

In the event of a life-threatening situation, always call the emergency number 112 directly.

In the evenings and at weekends, health stations are closed. At those times, urgent illnesses and accidents are treated at the emergency health centre. The emergency clinic is for patients whose illness requires urgent evaluation and treatment.

The emergency clinic and emergency department are located on the 1st floor (street level) of Iisalmi Hospital. Entrance is through the main doors of the building at 7:00–21:00 and through the door of the emergency clinic at 21:00–7:00.

Emergency clinic counselling helpline

The emergency clinic uses a call-back service. Please listen to the answering machine’s message to the end and then follow the instructions. Your number will be stored in the telephone service program and a nurse will call you back as soon as possible.

If you have an unlisted number, enter your phone number and a nurse will call you back.

  • tel. +358 17 272 2346

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Children’s health

The purpose of the child health clinic is to promote the health and well-being of children under school age and their families. The child health clinic monitors and supports the physical, mental and social growth and development of young children. Children receive the vaccinations provided for in the vaccination programme at the child health clinic.

At the clinic, parents are supported in safe and child-oriented parenting, care and relationship management.

Efforts are made to identify the specific support needs of families with children as early as possible and to provide appropriate support and assistance.

A school nurse looks after the health of school-age children.

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Elderly persons’ health

Ohjuri is a low-threshold guidance and service point that you can contact or visit whenever you need guidance or advice on services or benefits for the elderly or information on the need for services to support living at home.

You can also submit a concern about a loved one or other elderly person and their coping to Ohjuri.

Ohjuri’s client counsellors determine the client’s service needs and help them find suitable and correct services so that living at home for longer is possible and safe. Service needs assessment is free-of-charge and is done as a home visit or a remote meeting. Family members or relatives can also be present for the assessment.

Street address:
Satamakatu 10–12,

Dental care

Oral health care focuses on basic dental care and advising clients on maintaining oral health. Oral health care services include checks and examinations, treatment of diseases as well as individual preventive care and guidance.

A nurse at the centralised appointment service assesses the need for care, gives advice and instructions and, if necessary, gives an appointment.

The appointment service is open Mon–Fri at 8:00–15:00, tel. +358 17 272 4400

The chat service is available Mon–Fri at 8:00–14:00. In the chat, you can get general advice or cancel/postpone existing appointments. Emergency appointments are made by telephone.

The dental emergency service is intended for people who, due to an accident, swelling or sudden severe pain, are in need of urgent treatment and whose treatment cannot wait until the next working day.

The dental emergency service always requires a telephone call.

On weekdays:

08:00–16:00 Oral health care appointment service on +358 17 272 4400
16:00–21:00 regional emergency services on +358 17 272 2346
21:00–08:00 KYS Medical Helpline on 116 117

On mid-week holidays and weekends:
08:00–21:00 regional emergency services on +358 17 272 2346
21:00–08:00 KYS Medical Helpline on 116 117

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Mental health

In case of acute mental health and substance abuse problems, you can contact the 24-hour guidance and counselling service. The person who needs help might be you or someone close to you who has a sudden need for psychological help, a sudden psychological crisis that threatens mental health or normal ability to function, or you or someone close to you needs help to stop using alcohol or other intoxicants.

If you need urgent psychological help or help with substance abuse, call the 24-hour guidance and counselling hotline +358 40 761 4400.

If there is an immediate need for assistance, seek emergency health care.

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Sexual health

Contact the contraception and family planning clinic if you need

  • guidance in family planning, such as contraception selection, use and monitoring
  • guidance on the expression of your sexual orientation or gender, the prevention of sexually transmitted diseases or the prevention of sexual violence
  • support and advice in matters related to abortion
  • support on issues relating to health, relationships and sexuality
  • more detailed information on cervical cancer (mass pap smears) or mammography screenings.

If you have symptoms of urinary or genital tract infections and need to be tested for sexually transmitted diseases, please contact the reception nurse’s number to assess the need for treatment.

The contraception and family planning clinic is located in Iisalmi Health Centre, and the services are available by appointment. You can make an appointment with a public health nurse through electronic services, chat or by calling our telephone service. Visits to the public health nurse’s office are free-of-charge.

Persons under the age of 20 can get contraception free of charge.

The public health nurse’s appointment/telephone hours are Mon–Thu at 09:00–10:00 (the number has a call-back system). It is not possible to cancel appointments by SMS, tel. +358 40 712 1021

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When you are expecting a baby

The purpose of the maternity clinic is to ensure the well-being of pregnant women and foetuses, prevent problems during pregnancy, identify problems and disorders during pregnancy as early as possible, and immediately arrange the necessary treatment, help and support. Another aim is to promote the health and well-being of the future parents and the whole family and to support the health and safety of the child’s growth environment.

You can contact the maternity clinic by booking a telephone appointment online, by calling during the helpline hours or by chat.

You can contact the clinic on weekdays between 9:00 and 10:00.

tel. +358 40 352 0977 or +358 40 712 1080

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In the region of Northern Savonia, deliveries are handled at Kuopio University Hospital (KYS), but women from anywhere in Finland can come give birth there. Women in labour are received at Kaari Hospital’s labour ward around the clock.

Women in labour usually make their way to the hospital independently. Come in an ambulance if the child is in a breech position, if you are expecting twins, or if your water breaks at less than 37 weeks pregnant, if you have severe pain or if bloody discharges occur.

When should I go to the maternity hospital?

  • The contractions occur regularly, i.e. less than 10 minutes apart.
  • You cannot cope with the contractions at home.
  • You have premature contractions when you are less than 37 weeks pregnant.
  • You are experiencing a contraction that will not cease or if there is severe pain in your uterus.
  • You have clear bloody discharge or you suspect that your water broke.
  • Foetal movements are not felt.
  • Despite repeated movement counts, foetal movements are felt less than 10 times per hour.
  • You have concerns about yourself or the baby.

Contact information:
Labour ward
Kaari Hospital, K, door H, 2nd floor
tel. +358 17 172 361

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You can buy medicine at pharmacies. You can go to any pharmacy. You can also visit other pharmacies besides those in your municipality.

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Disabled persons

The Disability Services unit is responsible for the organisation of social services for persons with intellectual disabilities and persons with severe disabilities. In addition, the Disability Services unit is responsible for organising informal care support services for their clients and for other persons under the age of 65.

Disability services include support for informal care, housing and transport services, day and work activities, temporary care for children with disabilities as well as other special care services and support measures.

Disability services can be applied for with a disability service application form. Application forms are available in the entrance hall of the Iisalmi Social Services Centre and can be printed from the website of the Ylä-Savon SOTE Joint Municipal Authority. The application must be accompanied by a medical statement indicating the applicant’s illness or disability, an assessment of the degree of disablement and its long-term nature as well as a description of the current functional capacity and possible rehabilitation plans.

Street address:
Iisalmi Social Centre
Disability Services
Virrankatu 2, 2nd floor
74100 Iisalmi

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Disabled child

Special support is provided for disabled children in early childhood education and at school. You can find information on special-needs early childhood education from Iisalmi’s early childhood education department. You can ask the pupil’s own school about the services provided by the school.

More information and contact information:

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