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Health services in Iisalmi

Health care and medical services in Iisalmi area are arranged by the Wellbeing Services County of North Savo.

Health care and medical services street addresses:

Campus Health (former Iisalmi health station), Meijerikatu 2, 74120 Iisalmi

Emergency: open daily 24 hours, Campus Pulssi, Riistakatu 23, 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 a life threatening situation always call the emergency number 112 directly.

In the evenings and on weekends health stations are closed. Urgent medical conditions and accidents are treated in the emergency ward in the evenings and on weekends. Emergency services are intended for patients, whose condition requires urgent assessment and treatment.

Emergency services are located on the 1st floor (street level) of Terveys Pulssi building. Entrance from 6:30 am to 9 pm through the building’s main door (from the inner court) and from 9 pm to 6:30 am through the emergency services door.

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Urgent care

Before coming to the emergency ward, please call the emergency helpline at 116 117. In the emergency ward patients are treated by urgency category. Health care professionals in the emergency helpline assess your need for treatment on the phone and guide you to correct treatment.  If your condition does not require a visit to the emergency ward, you may be given self-care instructions or directed to seek treatment at a health station in the following days.

Telephone 116 117

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Children’s health

The health and wellbeing of children under school age and their families is promoted by child health clinics. Children’s physical, psychological and social growth and development is monitored and supported in the child health clinics. Children are also vaccinated in accordance with the national immunization programme.

In child health clinics parents are supported in safe, child-oriented upbringing and care, as well as nurturing their couple relationship.

We strive to recognise special needs of families with children as early as possible to arrange appropriate support and help.

School nurses take care of the health of children who attend school.

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Elderly persons’ health

At the helpdesk of Ikäkeskus you can communicate with a professional and get guidance and advice to solve your situation.  We will tell you about different options offered by municipalities, the third sector, private sector and the wellbeing services county. We will assess the urgency of your condition and agree on measures to be taken together with you. If necessary, we will book you an appointment for the assessment of your service needs.   ​

You can get services from us even if you prefer to remain anonymous.​

If you are concerned about an elderly relative or any other old person and their ability to cope, you can make a notification of it to the Ikäkeskus helpdesk.

Street address:

Shopping mall Torikulma

Satamakatu 10–12, 74100 IISALMI

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Dental care

Dental care focuses on basic dental care and customer education in matters related to maintaining oral health. Dental care services include check-ups and examinations, treatment of dental diseases as well as individual preventive care and guidance.

The nurse at the dental care appointments desk assesses your need of treatment, gives you guidance and advice and, if necessary, arranges an appointment for you.

Central appointments desk: Mon-Fri from 8 am to 4 pm at 017 272 4400 

KYS emergency dental services Mon-Fri in the evening from 4 pm to 8 am, and on weekends and public holidays at tel. 116 117 

During public holidays and on weekends from 8 am – 9 am, regional emergency dental care (Kuopio) at 017 174 020 

Chat service works Mon-Fri from 8 am to 2 pm. In the chat service you can get general advice or cancel or postpone your appointment. Acute care appointments must be booked by phone.  


Emergency dental care services are intended for persons, who are in need of urgent treatment due to an accident, swelling or sudden severe ache and whose treatment cannot wait until the next day.

You must always call first before you come to the dental emergency services!

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Mental health

In sudden mental health and substance abuse issues you can contact the telephone helpline operating round the clock. The person in need of urgent mental health services may be you or a person close to you with an acute psychological need of help, sudden psychological crisis threatening mental health or normal functional ability, or you or a person close to you may need help in overcoming alcohol addiction or abuse of other intoxicants.

In an acute need of mental health services or help in overcoming substance abuse, call the 24-hour guidance and advice telephone at 040 761 4400.

If the need of help is critical, call the emergency services helpline at 116 117 or the national emergency number 112.

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Sexual health

Contact the contraception and family planning clinic if you need

  • guidance in family planning matters, choice, use and follow-up of contraception
  • guidance in prevention of sexually transmitted diseases, sexual abuse violating sexual integrity, or advice in expressing your sexual orientation or experience of gender
  • support and advice in matters related to termination of pregnancy
  • support in matters related to health, human relationships and sexuality
  • details about screenings of cervical cancer (collective pap smear testing) or mammography.

If you have urinary tract or genital symptoms and you need to be tested for sexuallly transmitted diseases, call the appointments desk nurse for assessment of the need for treatment. The number is 017 272 4222.

Sexual health and contraception clinic is located in Kampus Terveys building (former Iisalmi health station) and for service you need an appointment. You can book an appointment with a public health nurse via online service or chat, or by calling our telephone service. Visits to public health nurses are free of charge.

Persons under the age of 20 get contraceptives free of charge.

Appointments/telephone time to public health nurses is Mon-Thu from 9 am to 10 am (the number is a callback number). Telephone 040 712 1021. An appointment cannot be cancelled with a text message.

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When you are expecting a baby

Maternity clinics monitor the wellbeing of pregnant women and fetuses, prevent pregnancy complications, recognise issues and disorders at an early stage of pregnancy and arrange necessary care, help and support without delay. They also work to enhance the health and wellbeing of parents-to-be and the whole family and to ensure a healthy and safe growth environment for children.

You can contact the maternity clinics by booking a telephone time online, by calling during the telephone hour or using the chat service.

Telephone hour of the maternity clinic is Mon-Fri from 9 am to 10 am.

Telephone 040 352 0977 / 040 712 1080

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In North Savo region childbirths are handled in Kuopio University Hospital (KYS), but women from all over Finland can deliver their babies in KYS.  Women in labour are admitted to the Women’s Acute Centre in KYS (Kaari Hospital) 24 hours a day.


Kaari Hospital

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Women in labour generally come to the hospital independently. Call an ambulance if the child is in a breech position, you are expecting twins, your water breaks before the 37th week of pregancy or you have severe pain or bloody discharge.

When to go to the maternity hospital?

  • contractions become regular and occur at intervals of less than 10 minutes
  • you can no longer cope with the contractions at home
  • you have premature contractions at less than 37 weeks of pregnancy
  • you are experiencing a contraction that does not cease or if there is severe pain in your uterus
  • you have clear bloody vaginal discharge or you suspect that your water has broken
  • you do not feel the fetal kicks
  • despite of repeated kick counts you feel the fetal kicks less than 10 times in an hour
  • you are concerned about your own health and that of the baby.

Contact information:

KYS, Women’s Acute Centre

Kaari Hospital, K, H door, 2nd floor

Telephone 017 172 361

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You can buy medicines in pharmacies. You can go to any pharmacy. You can also go to a pharmacy located in another municipality.  Over-the-counter medicines, such as painkillers, can be bought without a doctor’s prescription. However, for many medicines you need a prescription.

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Disabled persons

Disability services are responsible for providing social services for both persons with intellectual disabilities and severe disabilities. In addition, the disability services are 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 transportation services, day and work activities, temporary care for children with disabilities and other special services and support measures.

You can apply for disability services with a disability services application. Application forms are available in the entrance hall of Iisalmi Social Services Centre and can be printed  from the website of the Wellbeing Services County of North Savo.

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 ability and potential rehabilitation plans.

Street address:

Iisalmi Social Services 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.

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