The Finnish social security system covers everyone who lives permanently in Finland, irrespective of their nationality. All those who reside in Finland are entitled to primary health care and hospital services.
Primary health care services are provided at municipal health centres. The health centres offer services such as a doctor’s surgery for patients who are ill, and beds for those in need of hospital care. If necessary, a health centre doctor may refer a patient to specialised medical care. For primary services, residents should go to their local social and health centres. If you become seriously ill in the evening or during a weekend, you must contact the emergency care services.
Western health centre (Läntinen terveysasema)
Tel. +358 19 520 4351
Eastern health centre (Itäinen terveysasema)
Tel. +358 19 520 4233
In the evening and at weekends, residents in urgent need of medical treatment are attended to at the Emergency Clinic: Tel. +358 40 584 7187, Sairaalantie 1
At night acute cases are attended to at the Porvoo Hospital’s Emergency Department Tel. +358 19 548 255, Sairaalantie 1
Oral and dental health services are provided through municipal and private dental clinics. Children aged 0-18 get free dental treatment at municipal dental clinics. For adults, the availability of municipal dental health services and the costs of dental treatment vary depending on where you live. Patients with sudden illnesses or injuries from accidents are treated in emergency services.
For further information, contact the dental service centralized appointment Tel. +358 19 520 4330.
Maternity and child health clinics
A family expecting a child can receive support for pregnancy and parenthood from maternity clinics. Visits to the maternity and child health clinics are free.
For further information:
Rauhankatu maternity and child health care clinic
Rauhankatu 14, 06100 Porvoo
Gammelbacka maternity and child health care clinic
Keskusaukio 1, 06400 Porvoo
Kevätkumpu maternity and child health care clinic
Sammontie 6, 06150 Porvoo