Counselling on birth control and sexual questions is provided by health stations and maternity clinics as well as by school and student health care providers. The services include information on contraception and sexuality. Birth control is also available from secondary education institutions. The centralised birth control counselling serves customers in special situations.
Information and advice about infectious diseases is available from local health stations and the telephone health service 24 hours a day, tel. +358 (0)9 310 10023. For laboratory results related to infectious diseases, please contact your local health station.
If you detect a memory disorder in yourself or someone close to you, do not hesitate to get examined at your health station. If further examinations is deemed necessary, a patient with a memory disorder is referred to a specialised clinic. Further care and follow-up are carried out by the health station or in home care.
Occupational health care services in Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa and Kauniainen are provided by the City of Vantaa-owned Aito Työterveys -Vantaan Työterveys Oy, a municipal corporation providing occupational health care services for businesses. The services comprise legally mandated, preventive occupational health care and can include primary care. Click here to visit the Aito website (in Finnish only)
Seamen’s health care
Doctor’s referral for Finnish-language service at sea and seamen’s health care services
Helsinki residents are vaccinated in accordance with the normal vaccination programme (tetanus, diphtheria, polio, etc.) free of charge at their health stations. Occupational health care and private clinics also provide these basic vaccinations.