Health stations

N. B. Health stations are open between 27 December 2016 and 13 January 2017 on weekdays from 8:00 to 16:00 (evening receptions are not available).

You can receive basic health care services at your local health station. The health station is your primary place of care, which can refer you to further examinations and care at other health care units.

At the health station you are cared for by a doctor and nurse pair. The health station can also provide you with services of a psychiatric nurse, substance abuse worker and physical therapist. You can be referred to a psychiatric nurse after you have first been examined by a nurse or doctor.

In case you need urgent care, you can come straight to the health station on weekdays. However, we recommend that call your health station first.

Health stations are closed on evenings, nights and weekends. Acute illnesses and accidents of adults are treated at the Haartman and Malmi Hospitals’ Emergency Health Centres. Emergency care for children is provided by the Emergency Department of HUCH Lastenklinikka.

Need for care assessed at the health station

Health stations use a call-back system. When you call a health station, your phone number is stored in an automated answering system. You are called back as soon as possible. A nurse assesses your condition and directs you to the appropriate place of care. Nurses answer calls from 8–9 and 12–13 Monday to Friday . These are the times when you can best reach your designated nurse. The nurse assesses your condition on the phone and, as needed, gives you home care instructions; an appointment to see a nurse, physical therapist or doctor; or a telephone appointment with a nurse or doctor. If you suffer from a long-term illness that requires regular care, we recommended that you choose a doctor-nurse pair. Many health-related matters can be managed with eServices. You can find the health station contact information and service hours on the health station pages.

Self-care points

Every health station has a self-care point at which you can take your blood pressure, weigh yourself and measure your waist line. Helsinki self-care pages tell you how to look after your wellbeing and promote your health on day-to-day basis.

Referral to further care

You can be directed to physical therapy, foot care and nutrition therapy with a referral issued by a health station doctor or nurse. If necessary, you can be referred to a self-care supplies service and specialist care. Health stations also provide birth control counselling, but if necessary you are directed to a centralized birth control clinic.

Laboratory services

You can have laboratory tests taken at any HUSLAB unit in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area, either with or without an appointment. You need a referral from a doctor or nurse for any laboratory test.

Choosing a health station

As a Helsinki resident, you have been appointed a health station on the basis of your residential area. 

If you wish, you can change your health station in Helsinki or choose another health station from another municipality.

If you have long-term illnesses or take regular medication, we recommend that you choose a nurse-doctor work team, in order to improve the continuance of your treatment.

  • What should I do if I want to change my health station or choose a nurse-doctor work team?
    • Contact the health station of your choice, notification by phone or at the location will suffice.
      Express your work team selection, which will then be taken into account, if possible.
  • What should I do, if I want to change the municipality providing my health station services?

More information on choosing a health station and a work team

Health stations also have maternity clinics.

Health stations on the map

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