Health and social services in Helsinki on May Day 2024

Helsinkians get the social services and health care they need even on May Day.
Photo: Jussi Hellsten

Health stations

Health stations are open on Tuesday 30 April between 8.00 and 16.00. Health stations are closed on Wednesday 1 May.

Care instructions and information about health services

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You can fill in an Omaolo symptom assessment online at leads to external service).
The telephone health service is available 24/7 at +358 9 310 10023.

Urgent and emergency care

If you need urgent care during the May Day holiday, first complete a symptom assessment at Omaolo provides health advice around the clock and helps you to contact a health care professional if necessary.
You can call the Medical Helpline, tel. +358 116117 (24/7). Call the number before seeking emergency care.

Adults (over 16 years of age)

Meilahti Emergency Department, Paciuksenkatu 3
Malmi Emergency Department, Talvelantie 6 J

When local health stations are closed, Helsinki residents with serious illnesses and in urgent need of care can also go to the Jorvi Hospital Emergency Department, Turuntie 150, Espoo, or to the Peijas Hospital Emergency Department, Sairaalakatu 1, Vantaa. 


New Children’s Hospital, Stenbäckinkatu 9

Emergency dental care

Emergency dental care is provided on 30 April and 1 May between 9.00 and 21.00 at Park Hospital, Stenbäckinkatu 11. You can book an appointment by calling +358 9 471 71110 between 8.00 and 21.00. The night-time emergency duty is at Meilahti Emergency Department, Paciuksenkatu11, tel. +358 116 117. Call and make an appointment before seeking emergency dental care.

Social and crisis emergency services – available 24/7

The social and crisis emergency services provide support around the clock also during the May Day holiday. Emergency Social Services, tel. +358 20 696 006, Crisis Emergency Services, tel. +358 9 310 44222. 

In severe and life-threatening emergencies, call 112