Health check-ups for the unemployed

Health check-ups for the unemployed

If you become unemployed, you are eligible for a free-of-charge health check-up for the unemployed with a public health nurse. The objective of the health check-up is to promote your health and well-being as well as your working and functional ability during your unemployment. The health check-up will provide you with a comprehensive picture of your overall health.

You should book an appointment for the health check-up within three months of becoming unemployed.

It is especially important to undergo a health check-up if

  • you are worried about some aspect of your health
  • it has been several years since your last health check-up
  • you are aware of factors that could affect your ability to work.

The health check-up includes

  • basic health examinations based on laboratory tests and various indicators
  • the updating of information on your vaccinations
  • a survey of your health habits and lifestyle
  • guidance on making daily choices that promote your overall health
  • if necessary, referrals to additional examinations and other support services relevant to your life situation.

Book an appointment for the health check-up directly with a public health nurse. You can also be referred to the health check-up by social, health or employment services. Appointment booking Mon–Fri 11 am–12 noon, public health nurse Marina Lindroos, tel. +358 (0)40 676 3029.

Enjoy free-of-charge sports and cultural activities with the LiiKu pass

We encourage all adults and families to participate in sports, cultural and other activities that promote well-being. 

The LiiKu pass is aimed at unemployed working-age residents of Porvoo. The pass provides you with free-of-charge or affordable access to various sports and cultural services.

You can be issued a LiiKu pass if you are a client of

  • social services
  • employment services
  • health check-ups for the unemployed
  • immigrant services
  • outreach youth work
  • Itä-Uudenmaan sosiaalipsykiatrinen yhdistys (the Social Psychiatry Association of Eastern Uusimaa)
  • a substance abuse clinic
  • low-threshold mental health and substance abuse services
  • the Porvoo Psychiatric Outpatient Clinic for adults
  • the Porvoo Psychiatric Rehabilitation Clinic.

Financial and debt counselling

Do you need help with financial matters? 

In the Porvoo region, financial and debt counselling services are offered by Itä-Uudenmaan oikeusaputoimisto (eastern Uusimaa public legal aid office, website in Finnish). Visits by appointment only.