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Other health care services

Wear a face mask in social and health care services

We recommend that everyone who is 12 years old or older uses a face mask in all social and health care facilities.

Read more here: Coronavirus updates from Helsinki

Birth control counselling

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.

Communicable disease information

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.

Foot therapy

You need a referral for foot care.

More information is available from the appointment booking system
tel. +358 (0)9 3104 5425 on weekdays 8-10.

Memory disorders

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.

Nutrition therapy

An appointment to see a nutrition therapist can be made with a referral from a doctor, public health nurse, or nurse.

Occupational health care services for businesses

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

Social and health care services for undocumented people

Tobacco addiction clinic

The City of Helsinki tobacco addiction clinic organises courses and provides personal guidance on how to stop smoking.


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.

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