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

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

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 Christmas from 24 to 26 December, on New Year's Day, 1 January and on Epiphany, 6 January. From 23 December till 12 January all health stations (also Kalasatama and Vuosaari) are open on weekdays 8-16.

From 23 December till 12 January the distribution of self-treatment products is open on weekdays 8 - 16.

Centralised contraceptive advice service is closed from 23 December till 27 December.

When local health stations are closed, patients in need of urgent care are treated by emergency services.
Call 116 117 before you go to the emergency clinic. The service is open 24/7 and free of charge.

  • Adults (over 16 years of age):
    Haartman Hospital and Emergency Room, Haartmaninkatu 4, building 12
    Malmi Hospital and Emergency Room, Talvelantie 6 J.
    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 or to the Peijas Hospital emergency room in Vantaa, Sairaalakatu 1, Vantaa.
  • Children:
    New Children’s Hospital, Stenbäckinkatu 11.

Emergency dental care services are available throughout Christmas from 24 to 26 December, on New Year's Day 1 January and on Epiphany 6 January from 9 to 21 at Haartman Hospital, Haartmaninkatu 4, building 12. Appointments can be booked from 8 to 21 at 09 471 71110. 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.

Emergency Social Services and Crisis Emergency Support serve 24/7 also during Christmas, New Year and Epiphany:

  • Emergency Social Services, tel. 020 696 006
  • Crisis Emergency Support, tel. 09 310 44222.