Health care in Kokkola
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Health services in Kokkola
There are health centres in various parts of Kokkola. Each health centre has their own telephone number for appointments to see a nurse or a doctor.
Telephone: (06) 8287 701
Telephone: (06) 8287 750
Telephone: (06) 8287 639
If you came to Finland as a refugee, please make an appointment for a health check in co-operation with the Immigration Office.
Further information: Health.
Health centres are closed in the evenings and on weekends. In the evenings and at weekends, sudden illnesses and accidents will be treated at emergency services.
Emergency services are meant for patients whose illness requires urgent evaluation and treatment.
In a life-threatening situation, call the emergency number 112 directly.
If you need to use the emergency services in the evening or on a weekend, please call the emergency services first (06) 826 4500.
Joint emergency services:
Central Ostrobothnia Central Hospital
Mariankatu 16–20 (l wing, entrance B1)
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If a child falls ill, contact the local health centre, if necessary.
Maternity clinics offer services to families that are expecting a baby and children under school age. Maternity clinics handle vaccinations for children and adults. You can ask for advice by calling the centralized telephone service for maternity clinics (06) 826 4477.
A child's health, growth and development are monitored with the help of regular visits to a child health clinic.
A child who has suddenly fallen ill cannot be treated at a child health clinic, but you can ask for advice by calling the centralized telephone service for maternity clinics (06) 826 4477.
School nurses take care of the health of children who attend school. More information is available on the website of the Central Ostrobothnia Joint Municipal Authority for Social and Health Soite.
Further information: Children’s health.
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Elderly persons’ health
Daalia Health Service Centre offers advice and guidance on health-related issues to those over the age of 65, such as diet, exercise and lifestyle. Vaccinations for those over the age of 65 are provided by a clinic for senior citizens.
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If you need dental care that is not urgent, please call the centralised appointment booking number for dental health care services.
Appointments by phone: (06) 8287 400
Main health centre dental clinic
Mariankatu 28, 67200 Kokkola
Koivuhaka dental clinic
Mäntynäädänkatu 6, 67800 Kokkola
Torkinmäki dental clinic
Korpintie 11, 67100 Kokkola
Kälviä dental clinic
Ellfolkinkatu 5, 68300 Kälviä
Lohtaja dental clinic
Lohtajantie 3, 68230 Lohtaja
Ullava dental clinic
Ullavantie 701, 68370 Ullava
On weekdays, there is an agreed amount of time reserved for emergency dental care at all dental clinics.
Urgent dental care/first aid (on evenings, public holidays, weekends and at night):
Emergency dental care offers first aid in the case of sudden dental pain and accidents involving teeth.
Emergency dental care (evenings, public holidays and weekends) is available at the dental and oral diseases outpatient clinic of Central Ostrobothnia Joint Municipal Authority for Social and Health Services, Mariankatu 16-20, 67200 Kokkola (1 floor, D part), on weekday evenings at 4 pm–9 pm and on weekends and public holidays at 8 am–9 pm.
It is advisable to call the emergency services before arriving at the clinic. The telephone number for contacting emergency services is (06) 828 7450. Please take a queue number when you arrive at the clinic, if you do not have an appointment.
Urgent dental care/first aid (emergency services during the night):
Urgent cases are treated by the joint emergency services at Oulu University Hospital at 9 pm−8 am, tel. (08) 315 2655.
Further information: Dental care.
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In case of mental health problems, please contact your local health centre or occupational health centre in the first instance. In case of urgent mental health problems, contact the emergency services of a health centre.
Further information: Mental health.
If you want information or help in matters related to family planning and contraception, please contact your local health centre. You can make an appointment at a health centre if you need contraception, you are considering an abortion, or if you suspect that you have a sexually transmitted disease. You can also make an appointment for a general practitioner at a health centre for a gynaecological or urological examination.
You can contact the centralized telephone service for maternity clinics (06) 826 4477 in matters related to contraception.
Further information: Sexual health and contraception.
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When you are expecting a baby
Contact a maternity clinic, when you notice that you are pregnant. The well-being of the mother, baby and the whole family is monitored at a maternity clinic during pregnancy.
Further information:Pregnancy and childbirth.
The maternity ward is open at all times. You can call the maternity ward when you are about to set off for the hospital to give birth or if you want to ask for advice. The entrance to the hospital from 7 am–8 pm is through the main entrance of the central hospital: at other times, please enter through the door to the shared emergency services/polyclinic.
Contact information for the maternity ward:
Telephone: (06) 8264355.
Further information: Pregnancy and childbirth.
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You can buy medicine from pharmacies. You can go to any pharmacy. You can also visit a pharmacy in a municipality other than the one in which you reside.
Further information: Medication.
A disabled person who lives in Kokkola is entitled to receive services that he or she needs on similar grounds as other residents. However, because of his or her disability or illness, the person may also require services provided by the disability services to ease his or her daily life. Central Ostrobothnia Joint Municipal Authority for Social and Health Soite is responsible for disability services in Kokkola and you can apply for their services and support measures from the office.
Plenty of services are offered for those with severe disabilities. These services include, for example:
- transport services
- remodelling and necessary equipment for a home
- equipment and devices
- personal assistance and daytime activities
- service housing
- informal care allowance for persons under the age of 65 and rehabilitative work experience.
You can also apply for special housing, short-term and temporary care and non-institutional care guidance.
You can obtain more information on services for the disabled at the Social Welfare Office for the Disabled of Central Ostrobothnia Joint Municipal Authority for Social and Health Services (SOITE), tel. 040 804 2122
Further information: Disabled persons.
Special support in early childhood education and school is arranged for disabled children. You can obtain information on special early childhood education from the early education services of the city of Kokkola. You can obtain more information on services provided by schools from the Education Office.
Education Office (Sivistyskeskus)
Rantakatu 16 (5th and 6th floor)
Telephone: 040 8065 149
Further information: Disabled child.