An old streettlight Photo: Paul Williams

Public transport over the New Year - Health stations are closed on January 1st

Helsinki region commuter train, metro, bus, tram and Suomenlinna ferry services operate every day of the year. Health stations are closed on New Year's Day 1 January and on Epiphany, 6 January.

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Social and health care services in Helsinki at  Christmas and the Turn of the Year 2018/ 2019

24 h Telephone Health Service, Tel. 09 310 10023
Information is provided about Helsinki’s health services and treatment instructions 24 hours a day at the cost of a normal phone call.

In life-threatening emergencies – call 112
In the event of a severe and life-threatening illness or accident situation at any time of the day, call 112 for help.

Health stations are closed on New Year's Day 1 January and on Epiphany, 6 January.

From 2 till 9 January health stations do not have late openings (wed 16-18).
From 21 December till 4 January Kalasatama and Vuosaari health stations are open on weekdays 8–16 (normally 7–20).
From 27 December till 4 January the health stations and the distribution of self-treatment products do not have late opening (16-18).

Emergency services - tel. 116 117

When local health stations are closed, patients in need of urgent care are treated by emergency services.

Adults (over 16 years of age)

Haartman Hospital and Emergency Room, Haartmaninkatu 4, building 12 and Malmi Hospital and Emergency Room, Talvelantie 6 J.

Call 116 117 before you go to the emergency clinic. The service is open 24/7 and free of charge.


New Children’s Hospital, Stenbäckinkatu 11, call first tel. 116 117.  

When local health stations are closed, residents of Helsinki with serious illnesses and in urgent need for care can also go to the Jorvi Hospital emergency room in Espoo, Turuntie 150, tel. 09 87 10023 (from 1 January tel. 116 117), or to the Peijas Hospital emergency room in Vantaa, Sairaalakatu 1, Vantaa, call first tel. 116 117.

Emergency dental care and dental care appointment booking service
Emergency dental care services are available throughout New Year's Day 1 January and on Epiphany 6 January at Haartman Hospital, Haartmaninkatu 4, building 12. Appointments can be booked from 8 to 21 at 09 310 49999. Night emergency duty is at Töölö Hospital Emergency Department, Töölönkatu 40, tel. 040 621 5699. Please always make an appointment by phone before seeking treatment for Emergency Dental Care.

The dental care appointment booking service will be open on weekdays 7 - 15 from 20 December to 4 January, tel. 09 310 51400.

24 h Emergency Social Services and Crisis Emergency Support
Emergency Social Services and Crisis Emergency Support serve 24/7 also during Christmas, New Year and Epiphany. Emergency Social Services , tel. 020 696 006 and Crisis Emergency Support, tel. 09 310 44222.

Read more: Social and Health Services and Emergency Care

Public transport over New Year

New year
On New Year’s Eve 31 December, a Friday service will operate. There will be additional bus, commuter traind and Metro services. The Metro and commuter trains to the airport will operate until aout 2.30am.
On New Year’s Day 1 January 2019, a Sunday service will operate.

Read more: HSL

New Year at the Senate Square

Helsinki’s official New Year’s Eve celebrations possibly the last time in Senate Square – tens of thousands expected to join in the festivities. The use of personal fireworks or firecrackers is strictly prohibited at the event.