Services of Health Centres
Your local health station is the first place to visit in all cases of illness.
Your local health station provides basic health care services and referrals for further examinations and treatment. Health stations also support self-care: you may book an appointment for health counselling, measure your blood pressure at a self-service point and participate in the Welfare Division’s group activities.
There are six health stations, two local service points and one Swedish language practice operating in Turku. Refugees and asylum seekers get their initial health services from Immigrant Services.
If your place of domicile is Turku, you have been assigned a local health station close to your home. You may also choose another health station as your local health station, regardless of whether you live in or outside Turku.
If you do not know your health station, you can call the appointment booking number of any health station and ask about it.
All appointments for nurses’, public health nurses’ and doctors’ practices must be booked beforehand. A stable doctor-patient relationship is guaranteed for persons suffering from chronic diseases.
Health stations are open from Monday to Friday between 8.00 and 16.00. The telephone line for appointments is open from 8.00 to 15.00, except on Mondays from 7.30 to 15.00. In urgent matters during evenings, nights and weekends please contact the Joint Emergency Services.
Our city’s health stations are open Monday to Friday 8–16. Always book an appointment with the nurse or the doctor in advance. Your health station should provide you with a personal physician if you suffer from a chronic disease. All residents of Turku are assigned a health station near their place of residence. Call any station if you are not sure which station you are assigned to. If you wish, you may change the health station assigned to you. You are also free to make use of the Turku health centre services even if you do not live in Turku. You will find the telephone line for appointment booking for your health station via the link on this page. Appointments can be made by phone during the following hours: Mon 7.30–15 & Tue–Fri 8–15. Appointments to the Pansio health station can be booked Mon–Fri at 8–15. For urgent matters in the evenings, at night or at weekends, call the Turku area joint emergency service number 02 313 8800.