Refugees and asylum seekers with residence permits are provided doctors’, nurses’ and psychologists’ services by the Immigrant Office for a period of three years. After this period, they will be directed to an ordinary health station by a nurse.
A public health nurse will invite the customer to their first visit and book them an appointment. For subsequent appointments, the customer may book appointments at the premises or by phone.
The open child welfare clinic is meant for Turku-based customers of maternity and child welfare clinics. No appointment is required at the open clinic, and you can use the services of any child welfare clinic in Turku during the open clinic’s opening hours. You can visit open child welfare clinics to:
The Maternity Care Ultrasound Unit complements the work of the Maternity Clinic and provides services to all pregnant women in Turku. The Unit does primarily screenings during pregnancy. Participation in all pregnancy screenings is totally voluntary.
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. 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.
At the clinic we safeguard your health, that of your unborn child and entire family. We also support you in preparing for the changes that childbirth will bring. You will see a public health nurse and a doctor during the pregnancy and, if you wish, participate in ultrasound examinations and prenatal screening. Spouses are welcome to appointments. Prenatal acknowledgment of paternity can also be done.
Hospital at Home is specialized health care provided at the patient's familiar home with the patient's consent and to the degree the patient's condition and treatment methods allow. Hospital at Home care is appropriate for diabetics treated with insulin, patients with cancer, patients on intravenous antibiotics and erythrocyte transfusion and patients with cardiac insufficiency. Patients are referred for admission from the home municipality internal diseases hospitals, municipal health stations, the emergency services, the Turku University Hospitals or private doctors.
The Eye Diseases Out-patient Clinic provides basic ophthalmologic care to Turku citizens of all ages. Appointments are by doctor's referral only. In some cases the school nurses may refer students to the clinic. During nights or weekends, patients should seek help at the on-call services of the Turku University Hospital Ophthalmologic Policlinic.
Patient groups treated at the Eye Diseases Out-patient Clinic are children with low vision or a squint, school-age children, diabetics, patients needing eyelid surgery, patients from the Turku City Hospital wards and elderly care.
In school health care, the growth and development of the pupil is followed in cooperation with the parents, teachers and Pupil Welfare staff. Every school has a nurse and a doctor.
In school health care, the growth and development of the student is followed in cooperation with the parents, teachers and Student Welfare staff. Each upper secondary school has a nurse and a doctor.
Oral health care provides the following services to Turku residents of all ages:
- oral health care
- special dental care
- emergency dental care
Oral health care also offers counselling for preventive self-care.
Appointment booking is available on monday - tuesday 7.30-15.30, wednesday - friday 8-15.30, tel. (02) 266 0644.
The online booking service allows you to check, cancel or reschedule appointments.
Social workers at social welfare offices review the client's use of intoxicants and encourage him or her to become drug-free. In addition, they guide clients with substance abuse problems to take advantage of available substance abuse care services, and participate in the selection of a treatment facility, if necessary. Outpatient and therapeutic services are of primary importance to a person with substance abuse problems. Clients are referred to detoxification or withdrawal treatment, as needed.
On weekdays, your local health station functions as your primary place of care in all cases of illness.
- The health stations are open Mon–Fri 8–16
- Telephone line for appointment booking (02) 266 1130 is open Mon-Fri 8–14.00
On the phone, a nurse assesses your need for treatment and books an appointment.
At the Child Welfare Clinic, we follow the development of your child from infancy to the start of school. We help your family address questions about child development, upbringing and care as well as relationship issues and difficult life situations. Please do not hesitate to contact us.
Clinic visits are arranged as nurse’s and doctor’s appointments and as group clinic meetings. We assist you and your family by working in cooperation with oral health care and early childhood education staff and, if necessary, with our other partners as well.
Orthopedic rehabilitation unit offers demanding rehabilitation services for the elderly patients of Turku. Rehabilitation to home or to a place of further treatment is carried out with medical treatment and research, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, rehabilitaing treatment and activation therapy.
The unit rehabilitates orthopedic patients (patients with fractures, artificial joints) and patients who need help in regaining and improving their functionality.
Patients enter the orthopedic rehabilitation unit with a doctor's referral after a surgical procedure.
The Assistive Technology Unit lends out assistive devices to facilitate mobility, hygiene, toilet use and other needs for people living at home or at home-like institutions.
Maintenance and repair of devices:
The assistive devices lent from the Turku Health Care are maintained and repaired in the Assistive Technology Unit. In non-urgent need, please contact the Assistive Technology Unit to schedule an appointment.
The Contraception Clinic provides contraceptive services to Turku residents under 25 years of age. Older clients may attend the clinic with a referral from a doctor, public health nurse or social worker.
The clinic also provides:
The geriatric evaluation unit evaluates the condition of the elderly and organises further treatment.
One of the unit's goals is to support the elderly and those in the need of help and assistance, and help them stay at home longer. Another goal is to evaluate the condition of the patient and organise proper treatment faster in case of a sudden medical emergency.
Patients are sent to the unit by the doctor of hospital home care or the personal doctor of the health clinic.
Ward 22 specializes in treating heart patients. In the heart monitoring room, central vital functions, such as heart rhythm, blood pressure, the body's oxygen uptake, and secretory functions, can be effectively monitored and managed. The Internal Medicine Ward conducts electrical rhythm transfers, for which patients use prebooked appointments. In addition to actual treatment procedures, the ward also provides diagnostics, more in-depth examinations, rehabilitation, support for self-care, and pain management and counselling as necessary, based on each patient's individual needs.