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Epidemiologic operations

The Epidemiologic Operations Unit treats epidemics of infectious diseases within the City of Helsinki and provides information and guidance related to infectious diseases. Health stations can instruct patients to contact the Epidemiologic Operations Unit when necessary.

The Epidemiologic Operations Unit monitors infectious diseases in Helsinki and is responsible for municipal oversight and preparedness for the prevention of generally hazardous and notifiable diseases in cooperation with the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS) and the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare (THL).

The Epidemiologic Operations Unit is responsible for monitoring patients infected with and people who have been exposed to generally hazardous diseases under the supervision of a physician responsible for infectious diseases, as obligated by the Communicable Diseases Act.

The Epidemiologic Operations Unit collaborates with the City of Helsinki's Urban Environment Division in the food poisoning epidemics investigation working group and carries responsibility for monitoring and managing food poisoning and water-based epidemics.

The phone service for Epidemiologic Operations is available for matters relating to infectious diseases other than coronavirus, tel. 09 310 28570, on weekdays from 9.00-12.00.

If your matter concerns coronavirus-related quarantine or isolation decisions, please call tel. 09 310 51222, on weekdays from 9-15.30.

The Coronavirus Helpline, tel. 09 310 10024, is available on weekdays from 8.00-16.00.


The service is only for citizens of Helsinki.

Available languages:

Finnish, Swedish

Related service points and contact information:


Social Services and Health Care Division

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