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Health care in Pyhäjoki

Published29.07.2022

Pyhäjoki has a health centre, dental clinic and maternity and child health clinic, as well as a service centre for the elderly. They fall under the services of the Joint Municipal Authority of Wellbeing in Raahe District (RAS).

Starting from 2023, the services will be the responsibility of the wellbeing services county of Northern Ostrobothnia.

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Coronavirus COVID-19

COVID-19 pandemia impacts the everyday life in Finland in many ways. Finnish authorities have released useful information on the topic in different languages.

Regional information and restrictions are available on the COVID-19 website of the Oulu University Hospital.

The COVID-19 website of the Joint Municipal Authority of Wellbeing in Raahe District includes information and instructions.

Pyhäjoki Municipality’s own COVID-19 releases are available on the municipality’s website.

Link redirects to another websiteOulu University Hospital

OYS COVID-19

Link redirects to another websiteJoint Municipal Authority of Wellbeing in Raahe District

Information on COVID-19

Link redirects to another websitePyhäjoki Municipality

Information on COVID-19

Read more: Koronavirus COVID-19

Health services in Pyhäjoki

Pyhäjoki has a health centre. It is closed in the evenings, on weekends and on some holidays.

Make an appointment by phoning or visiting the health centre reception desk. Also book an interpreter service at the same time if you need it.

In non-urgent matters, you can leave a call request or send a message via the NettiRassi online service.

The NettiRassi service is available in Finnish. Please note that you need online banking credentials or a mobile certificate to register in NettiRassi.

The services of the Pyhäjoki health centre are primarily aimed at people whose permanent municipality of residence is Pyhäjoki. With the health insurance card, or KELA card, you will get health services at an affordable price.

The European Health Insurance card entitles you to receive treatment if you fall ill or have an accident. You will also receive treatment if your long-term illness requires it. The card also entitles you to receive treatment related to pregnancy and delivery. You will pay the same amount for your treatment as permanent Finnish residents do.

If you do not have a KELA card or a European Health Insurance Card, be prepared to pay the full price for health services.

When visiting a health centre, always bring with you an ID card with photograph or passport and also a possible residence permit to ensure smooth service.

Contact information:

Pyhäjoki health centre
Vanhatie 57, 86100 Pyhäjoki
Tel. 08 849 4560
Open: Mon-Fri 8-16, Fri 8-15

Link redirects to another websiteJoint Municipal Authority of Wellbeing in Raahe District

NettiRassi online service

Read more: Health services in Finland

Private health services

If you do not have a KELA card or a European Health Insurance Card, purchasing private health services is often the simplest and fastest solution.

The closest private medical services are available in Raahe and Kalajoki.

Read more: Health services in Finland / (Private health services).

Emergency services

Urgent illnesses and accidents are treated at the emergency clinic.

Before heading to the emergency clinic, it is a good idea to call the emergency clinic and describe your issue. The emergency clinic takes calls around the clock.

Patients are treated in order of urgency.

In emergency situations, call the emergency number 112 for help.

The emergency clinic closest to Pyhäjoki is located in Raahe at
Rantakatu 4, 92100 Raahe
Tel. 08 849 4511

Children’s health

Pyhäjoki has a maternity and child health clinic. It supports the health of young children all the way from pregnancy until they reach school age.

You can also ask for advice in Finnish by calling the Raahe District’s joint service number 040 135 8045 on weekdays 12–1 pm or via the NettiRassi online service.

School health care looks after the health of school-age children and adolescents.

Pyhäjoki maternity and child health clinic
Vanhatie 57, 86100 Pyhäjoki
Tel. 044 439 4567
(Call service Tue-Fri 12-13)

Health care for employees and entrepreneurs

According to Finnish law, an employer must offer all its employees occupational health care.

Entrepreneurs can organise occupational health care for themselves, if they wish.

Read more: Health services in Finland and Occupational health care.

Elderly persons’ health

Pyhäjoki has one care facility for the elderly, Jokikartano Service Centre. It provides a homelike living environment and care services for senior citizens whose condition no longer allows them to live at home.

Pyhäjoki has a Council for the Elderly and Disabled. It ensures that the elderly and disabled people have the opportunity to participate and make a difference.

Furthermore, the Council communicates to the decision-makers matters related to the daily lives and service needs of the elderly and the disabled and promotes their consideration in the municipality’s operations.

Service Centre
Jokikartano
Pajahaantie 6, 86100 Pyhäjoki

Link redirects to another websiteJoint Municipal Authority of Wellbeing in Raahe District

Jokikartano service centre

Link redirects to another websitePyhäjoki Municipality

Council for the Elderly and Disabled

Dental care

Pyhäjoki has a dental clinic. It operates on health centre premises (Vanhatie 57).

If you are in need of non-urgent dental care on weekdays, please contact Pyhäjoki dental clinic (08 849 4725). Appointment booking is open Mon–Thu 8 am–3 pm and Fri 8 am–2 pm. In urgent cases, please contact Pyhäjoki dental clinic on weekdays 8–10 am.

In the evenings 4–9 pm and on weekends and public holidays 8 am–9 pm, the closest dental emergency clinic for patients in pain is at the dental and oral health clinic of Central Ostrobothnia Central Hospital (Mariankatu 16-20, 67200 Kokkola, 1st floor, D-wing). Before heading to the dental emergency clinic, always call 06 828 7450.

At night time, 9 pm–8 am, the joint emergency clinic of the Oulu University Hospital is responsible for providing dental emergency services. Always call the emergency clinic helpline 08 315 2655 before heading to the joint emergency clinic. A nurse will answer your call and assess whether your injury or affliction needs urgent care at the emergency clinic. If necessary, they will give treatment instructions and tell you how to proceed.

You can also use private dental services. The closest private dental clinics are located in Raahe and Kalajoki.

Pyhäjoki dental clinic
Vanhatie 57, 86100 Pyhäjoki
Tel. 08 849 4725

Mental health

If you need support for your own mental health or that of a person close to you, you should first contact your own health centre or your occupational health care provider.

Pyhäjoki has a mental health clinic, you can contact the clinic nurse by calling 040 135 7695. In urgent cases, contact the health centre's on-call service.

Contact information:

Pyhäjoki health centre
Vanhatie 57, 86100 Pyhäjoki
Tel. 08 849 4560
Open: Mon-Fri 8-16, Fri 8-15 

The Mental health centre of the Joint Municipal Authority of Wellbeing in Raahe District gives care to residents of over 18 years of age. The psychiatric care of people under 18 years of age is centralised into Family councelling centre in Raahe.

Pyhäjoki pupils have access to school psychologist’s services. You can contact the school psychologist on school days by calling

You can also send a message to a psychiatric nurse via the NettiRassi online service to ask for advice. The NettiRassi service is available in Finnish. Please note that you need online banking credentials or a mobile certificate to sign into NettiRassi.

Miele ry's Crisis Hotline is on call 24 hours a day every day on 09 2525 0111. You can call the service anonymously and confidentially. The service is available in five different languages.

Online services for young people, such as the Sekasin chat for 12-29-year-olds, can also serve as first aid. The chat is open on weekdays 9–24 and on weekends from 15 to 24.

Link redirects to another websiteJoint Municipal Authority of Wellbeing in Raahe District

NettiRassi online service

Link redirects to another websiteJoint Municipal Authority of Wellbeing in Raahe District

Mental health centre

Link redirects to another websiteMIELI Mental Health Finland

Crisis Helpline

Link redirects to another websiteSekasin Collective

Sekasin chat service

Read more: Mental health.

Sexual health

In matters related to family planning and contraception, please contact the Pyhäjoki Health Centre. Book an appointment at the health centre if you need contraception, are considering having an abortion or suspect you may have contracted a sexually transmitted disease. You can make an appointment with a general practitioner at the health centre for a gynaecological or urological examination.

You can also use private medical services. The closest private medical clinics are located in Raahe and Kalajoki.

Pyhäjoki health centre
Vanhatie 57, 86100 Pyhäjoki
Tel. 08 849 4560
Open: Mon-Fri 8-16, Fri 8-15

Read more: Sexual health and contraception.

When you are expecting a baby

Contact your local maternity clinic as soon as possible when you notice that you are expecting a baby. The task of the maternity clinic is to follow the condition of the mother, the baby and the whole family during the entire pregnancy.

It is also a good idea to participate in antenatal classes.

You can ask for instructions by calling 040 135 8042 on weekdays 12–1 pm or directly from the Pyhäjoki maternity and child health clinic.

Pyhäjoki maternity and child health clinic
Vanhatie 57, 86100 Pyhäjoki
Tel. 044 439 4567
(Call service Tue-Fri 12-13)

Read more: Pregnancy and childbirth

Childbirth

When your delivery starts, you can take your car or, in an emergency, an ambulance to the maternity clinic of the Oulu University Hospital.

The maternity clinic takes care of deliveries 24/7. You need not call the maternity clinic in advance before coming to deliver.

Oulu University Hospital Maternity Ward
Kajaanintie 50, 90220 Oulu, Entrance via door SN,  placed in N4, 2nd floor
Maternity Reception
Tel. 08 315 3198

Link redirects to another websiteOulu University Hospital

Virtual tour of the labour unit

Read more: Pregnancy and childbirth.

Medication

In Finland, you can buy medicine from pharmacies only. You can buy self-care medication (itsehoitolääke) from a pharmacy without a doctor’s prescription.

However, for many medicines you will need a prescription (lääkemääräys) before you can buy them. A prescription is written by a doctor.

You can renew your prescription at a health centre or private clinic. The matter can also be handled on a remote appointment.

Finland has implemented electronic prescriptions. If you want to renew an electronic prescription, contact a pharmacy or use the NettiRassi online service. You can also contact a health centre, or contact your health centre or private physician.

Pyhäjoki has a pharmacy.

Link redirects to another websitePyhäjoki Pharmacy

Contact information

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Intoxicant abuse

If you are having problems with alcohol or drugs or if you have other dependencies, you can contact the A-clinic (A-klinikka) of Raahe during their on-call hours, or by calling 044 439 3786. A-clinic's on-call services are available on weekdays from 9.15 am to 11 am.

EHYT Finnish Association for Substance Abuse Prevention maintains a national substance abuse counselling service, tel. 0800 90045, where professionals are on-call around the clock, every day of the year. The service is free of charge and anonymous. The association’s website also contains support material in Swedish, English and simple Finnish.

Woimala activities by the Joint Municipal Authority of Wellbeing in Raahe District provide social rehabilitation services. On Fridays 9 am–12 noon, you can explore Woimala activities also without a referral.

Woimala also provides peer group activities to family members of alcoholics and drug addicts.

Joint Municipal Authority of Wellbeing in Raahe District

Rantakatu 8 D, 2nd floor, 92100 Raahe

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A-Clinic's substance abuse services

Link redirects to another websiteJoint Municipal Authority of Wellbeing in Raahe District

Woimala activities

Link redirects to another websiteEHYT Finnish Association for Substance Abuse Prevention

Substance abuse counselling service

Read more: Intoxicant abuse

Disabled persons

If you need services for disabled or mentally disabled persons, call the disability services' social worker at 044 439 3717.

Pyhäjoki has a Council for the Elderly and Disabled, which ensures that the elderly and the disabled have the opportunity to participate and make a difference.

Furthermore, the Council communicates to the decision-makers matters related to the daily lives and service needs of the elderly and the disabled and promotes their consideration in the municipality’s operations.

Link redirects to another websitePyhäjoki Municipality

Council for the Elderly and Disabled

Read more: Disabled persons

Disabled child

Special support is provided for disabled children in day care and at school.

Please contact the Pyhäjoki Municipality’s Early Childhood Education division for more information on specialised day care.

For more information on school services, please contact the Pyhäjoki Municipality Education Department.

You can also contact a disability services social worker.

Link redirects to another websiteMunicipality of Pyhäjoki

Early childhood education

Education office´s contact information:

Pyhäjoki Municipal Hall
Kuntatie 1, 86100 Pyhäjoki
Tel. 040 359 6100
email: kunta(at)pyhajoki.fi

Disability services' social worker
Tel. 044 439 3717

Read more: Disabled persons.

Death

If a person dies outside the care of a hospital, immediately notify the police or a doctor. The police will ensure that the cause of death is determined and convey information on it to the Digital and Population Data Services Agency.

When a person close to you dies, you can seek help and support from health centres (terveysasema) and parishes.

If a person close to you dies suddenly, or if you have experienced a life-threatening incident, you can receive support from a psychological first aid team. Contact a health centre. They will point you in the right direction.

There are also many practical matters related to death, such as funeral arrangements and estate inventory. Funeral homes help with the burial arrangements.

If the deceased belonged to a religious community, it is also good to find out about the community’s burial practices.

The cemeteries of the parishes of the Evangelical Lutheran Church are used as common cemeteries, where individuals who did not belong to the church can also be buried.

Estate inventories are usually made by lawyers. Financial assistance for the burial costs can be applied from the social office if the deceased was without financial means.

Link redirects to another websiteLocal register office

Contact information

Link redirects to another websiteJoint Municipal Authority of Wellbeing in Raahe District

Contact information, Pyhäjoki Health Centre

Veterinary services

Book a veterinarian appointment on weekdays 8–9 am by calling 08 241 430. In urgent matters, you can also call 08 241 430 after the morning call time.

If your farm animal or pet needs urgent veterinarian attention during daytime, you can also call Veterinary Service TrioVet at 0400 230 707.

During the on-call hours, i.e. on weekdays after office hours (4–8 pm) and on public holidays from 4 pm on Friday until 8 am on Monday, call the on-call service number for a recorded message of the telephone number of the vet who is currently in on-call duty. The on-call service number is 08 241 430.

A private veterinarian also operates part-time in Pyhäjoki, and can help you with, for example, your pet’s vaccinations. Appointment booking and inquiries, tel. 040 5880908.