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.