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Social and health care services in Helsinki at Independence Day

Do you suspect a coronavirus infection?

You can make a coronavirus assessment at Based on your symptoms, you will get instructions on what to do. If needed, you can make an appointment to a coronavirus test.

Another way to access a coronavirus test is to contact the Coronavirus Helpline ( everyday 8–18), tel.  09 310 10024).

If you have symptoms of coronavirus, get tested.

Health Stations

Health stations are open 4th December 8 – 16 (also Kalasatama and Vuosaari 8-16). Health stations are closed on 5th December and on Independence Day 6th December.

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.

Emergency services - tel. 116 117

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 and young people

  • New Children’s Hospital, Stenbäckinkatu 11.   

Emergency Dental Care

Emergency dental care is provided on Independence Day 6th December 9:00-12:00 at Haartman Hospital, Haartmaninkatu 4, building 12. Appointments can be booked 8 - 21 at 09 471 71110.  Night emergency duty is at Tölö 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 24/7

Emergency Social Services and Crisis emergency support serve 24/7 also during Independence Day.

  • Emergency Social Services tel. 020 696 006
  • Crisis emergency support tel. 09 310 44222.

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.

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