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Digital health and social services

This page provides information on how you can use the various health and social services of the City of Helsinki either independently or with assistance from professionals.

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Maisa client portal

Contact the City of Helsinki’s health and social services online via the Maisa client portal.

Professionals usually reply to messages sent via Maisa within three weekdays.

Maisa is available via a web browser at and via the Maisa mobile app. You can download the Maisa app onto your device for free via the iOS or Android app store (Apple App Store or Google Play).

  1. Mene osoitteeseen (linkki aukeaa uuteen ikkunaan).
  2. Napsauta kohtaa Kirjaudu Maisaan. Siirryt tunnistautumista varten. Kirjaudu sisään käyttäen vahvaa tunnistautumista, esimerkiksi verkkopankkitunnuksiasi.
  3. Tunnistautumisen jälkeen klikkaa kohtaa Jatka palveluun ja siirryt Maisa-sivustolle.
  4. Ensimmäisellä käyttökerralla hyväksy Maisan käyttöehdot ja tarkista, että yhteystietosi ovat oikein. Voit täydentää tiedot valitsemalla valikosta Tilin asetukset ja Henkilötiedot.
  5. Jos haluat antaa esimerkiksi läheisellesi puolesta-asioinnin oikeudet Maisaan, se tapahtuu valikon kohdassa Tietojen hallinta ja Puolesta-asiointi ja laitteet.

Katso video: Näin otat Maisan käyttöön selaimessa

  1. Download the Maisa app to your phone or tablet via the iOS or Android app store (Apple App Store or Google Play).
  2. When using Maisa for the first time, accept Maisa’s terms of use.
  3. Click ‘STRONG IDENTIFICATION’ on the screen to sign in to Maisa. Sign in by using strong identification, such as your online banking credentials.
  4. Next, click the ‘Continue to service’ button to automatically go to the Maisa app. In the future, you can also sign in to the service by using a PIN number of your choice.
  5. When using the app for the first time, make sure that your contact information is correct. You can add information by selecting ‘Account Settings’ and then ‘Personal Information’ in the menu.
  6. If you want to authorise someone, such as a family member, to act on your behalf in Maisa, you can do so in the ‘Manage Access’ section of the menu. Tap ‘Acting on Behalf of Someone Else / Devices’ in the menu.

Katso video Näin otat Maisan käyttöön mobiilissa

You can authorise another person to act on your behalf in Maisa. For example, an elderly person can give authorisation to a family member, and parents and guardians can use Maisa on behalf of a child under the age of 18.

You can give the authorisation to another person either directly via Maisa or by bringing a power of attorney to a service point of the City of Helsinki Social Services and Health Care Division.

Power of attorney in DOCX format:

Power of attorney in RFT format:

Scope of the authorisation to act on another person’s behalf

The person giving the authorisation can decide how far the right to act on their behalf extends.

  • Full rights: The representative has the same rights and access to all of the same information as the authorising person.
  • Appointments and messages: The representative has limited rights to act on the authorising person’s behalf. The representative cannot access the authorising person’s diagnoses or list of medications, for example, but they can book appointments and send messages on the authorising person’s behalf.
  • Read-only access: The representative can view all of the information but cannot book appointments or send messages.

How do I authorise another person to act on my behalf in Maisa?

  1. Sign in to Maisa either via a web browser at or via the Maisa app on a mobile phone or tablet.
  2. Select ‘Acting on Behalf of Someone Else / Devices’ in the menu.
  3. Fill in the information and authorise a person of your choice to act on your behalf. Define what your representative is authorised to do on your behalf.
  4. Finally, click ‘Send invitation’.

Omaolo service

Omaolo is a Finnish national digital service that can help you assess your need for healthcare and services. The Omaolo symptom checkers will help you contact your health station if needed. Omaolo also offers health checks, wellbeing check-ups, service assessments and a range of coaching programmes.

Describe your symptoms in the Omaolo service to receive instructions around the clock! If your symptoms need to be assessed by a professional, you can contact your health station via Omaolo.

  1. Use the online symptom checkers when it suits you best.
  2. Omaolo will give you instructions based on your symptoms.
  3. You can log in to the service to send your symptom assessment to a nurse, who will immediately start taking care of your case.

Assess your symptoms via Omaolo

The online health check provided by the Omaolo service comprises roughly 40 questions about your state of health, lifestyle and mental wellbeing. Complete the health check to gain a clear picture of which aspects of your lifestyle are fine, what your life expectancy is with your current lifestyle, and to which aspects you could pay more attention if you wanted to reduce your risk of falling ill.

Complete an online health check

The Omaolo service offers a wide range of online wellbeing coaching programmes from which you can choose the right one for yourself. The programme topics include weight management, sleep, exercise, nutrition, moderate alcohol use, quitting smoking, improving a couple’s relationship, and skills for a happy life. The programmes will help you set goals for yourself and monitor your progress.

See the Omaolo wellbeing coaching programmes

The Omaolo wellbeing check-up is currently only available in Finnish and Swedish. It consists of three separate questionnaires that can help you form a comprehensive picture of your health, quality of life and possible health risks.

The wellbeing check-up starts with a healthcare professional creating a wellbeing check-up for you in Omaolo. You can then answer the three questionnaires that make up the check-up. The healthcare professional has access to your answers and will assess your situation based on them.

The Omaolo service assessments are currently only available in Finnish and Swedish. You can use the service assessments to find out what type of support and assistance you or your family member of friend can receive from social services. The results of the assessment will help you assess, whether you should seek support.

Complete a service assessment


My Kanta Pages

My Kanta Pages is an online service that shows you the details of your online prescriptions. You can also use the service to submit a prescription renewal request and access your medical records, entered by doctors and nurses.

The information on your care and your laboratory results usually become available on the My Kanta Pages within a week.

Log in to My Kanta Pages

Video visits and appointments

VideoVisit is a provider of virtual home care solutions. Go to the company website  to find step-by-step instructions on joining a VideoVisit video call. The website also offers other instructions related to VideoVisit products. Go to the start page via this link .

Equipment and web browser requirements

  • If you have a Windows computer, we recommend using the latest version of the Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox web browser.
  • If you have a Mac computer, we recommend using the Google Chrome or Safari web browser.
  • If you have a Mac computer, we recommend using the Google Chrome or Safari web browser. You do not have to register as a user or log in to use the app. Find the instructions on the VideoVisit website .

You can join a Maisa video appointment on a computer, smartphone or tablet.

Joining a video appointment on a computer

If you are using a computer, you do not need a separate app. Check your device settings to make sure of the following:

  • Your camera is working properly and is uncovered.
  • Your microphone is enabled.
  • Web browser pop-up windows are enabled.
  1. Sign in to Maisa (the link opens in a new window).
  2. Select ‘Upcoming Events’ on the front page.
  3. Click the ‘Begin visit’ button next to the appointment to open a view with more details about the appointment. Then click ‘Begin video visit’ to join the appointment.

Joining a video appointment on a mobile device

Lataa Maisa-sovellus sekä Maisa Videovastaanotto -sovellus.


  1. Sign in to the Maisa app.
  2. Select ‘Events’ to see your booked video appointments.
  3. Tap on the ‘Begin visit’ button below the appointment details to go the Video visit page. In the Video visit section, tap ‘Begin video visit’ to start the video appointment.