Effects of the coronavirus situation
NB: Emergency care for patients with symptoms of a respiratory infection will be centralised at the Main Health Station (Pääterveysasema) at Tammikaivontie 4, from 10 April -13 April, 2020.
The reception is only for patients that have symptoms of a respiratory infection and require urgent care. Book a time before coming to the reception. Opening times are from 10:00 – 16:00 from Fri 10 April – Mon 13 April. The telephone service numbers of local health stations are working normally from 8:00 – 15:00. This also applies to those living in Vähäkyrö.
Doctors and nurses will be unavailable at the health stations of Kirkkopuistikko, Gerby, Ristinummi and Vähäkyrö during Easter, 10 April – 13 April, 2020.
Press release 1.4.2020: Healthcare services at Easter 10 April -13 April, 2020
If you suspect you have been infected with the coronavirus, you should always first contact your local health station BY TELEPHONE Mon-Thu 8am-4pm and Fri 8am-2:15pm. At other times call the national emergency number 116 117.
- Gerby Health Station tel. 06 325 1711
- Kirkkopuistikko Health Station tel. 06 325 1666
- Ristinummi Health Station tel. 06 325 1691
- Tammikaivo Health Station tel. 06 325 1703 and 06 325 1770
- Vähäkyrö Health Station tel. 06 325 8500
Other symptoms of respiratory infection
For patients with other symptoms of respiratory infection, urgent care has been centralised from Wednesday, 18 March 2020 to the Main Health Station at Tammikaivontie 4. At the main entrance, turn right and go around the corner of the building. Use the entrance at the north end of the building. For the time being, this does not apply to residents living in Vähäkyrö; they are still referred to their own local health station.
A time must be reserved by telephone from your local health station. The reception of the Main Health Station is open Mon-Fri 8am – 4pm.
More staff have been added to the telephone services at health stations in order to respond to telephone calls quickly. There is also a doctor at the telephone service who can support the nurses in assessing the need for care if required.
Symptoms of upper respiratory tract infections requiring urgent care include: cough, sore throat, fever, shortness of breath, aches and pains and headache. Patients with upper respiratory tract infections will not be treated at other Vaasa health stations from 18 March 2020.
Other health station patients in need of urgent care
Other urgent health station patients will be admitted to the Tammikaivo Health Station (Tammikaivontie 4) from Monday 23 March 2020. You can make an appointment for both the nurse and the doctor through your local health station.
The Tammikaivo Health Station reception is open Mon-Thu 8am – 4pm, Fridays 8am – 2pm.
The emergency reception at the Tammikaivo Health Station is the only place that can be reached without a prior phone call if you need immediate help (e.g. wounds, falls).
In a life-threatening emergency, call 112.
In the event of a sudden illness, your nurse will assess your treatment needs, give you homecare advice, and refer you to a doctor if necessary.
For urgent matters, please call in the afternoon or use the call-back service.
Non-urgent appointment bookings
Non-urgent appointment times to see both nurses and doctors at health stations have begun to be cancelled. The situation is assessed for each patient, after which the patient is contacted by telephone. If necessary, a time for an appointment is made. Patients whose appointments have been cancelled are placed in a call queue and are called to an appointment when the situation returns to normal.
All health stations will continue to operate during Week 13 (23-29 March 2020), but only those with reserved appointments will be admitted at health stations other than at Tammikaivo and Vähäkyrö.
The fracture clinic will continue to operate in conjunction with the Tammikaivo Health Station, Tammikaivontie 4, 2nd floor.
The STD clinic will continue to operate in conjunction with the Tammikaivo Health Station, Tammikaivontie 4, 2nd floor.
In urgent matters, such as shortness of breath, you can come to the nurse without an appointment. Health stations are open Mon-Thu 8 am – 4 pm and Fri 8 am – 2.15 pm.
Nurses usually do ear syringing, wound care, dressing changes as well as sew and remove stitches. In addition, they give doctor-prescribed injections and vaccinations to adults.
You can reserve a time for the nurse by calling your local health station.
In the event of a sudden illness, your nurse will assess your treatment needs, give you homecare advice, and refer you to a doctor if necessary. If you need urgent treatment, you can come to the nurse without an appointment.
Appointment times: Mon-Thu 8 am – 11 am and 12 noon – 3.30 pm, Fri 8 am – 11 am and 12 noon – 1.30 pm.
You can make an appointment to see a doctor for health reasons as well as for other reasons that require medical attention.
A reason for a non-urgent medical appointment may be due to the following:
- non-urgent illness requiring medical examination and treatment
- monitoring and treatment of a long-term illness
- check-up after an out-of-hours visit
- non-urgent or suspected mental health issues
- renewal of prescriptions if an appointment is deemed appropriate
- X-ray and laboratory results if an appointment is deemed appropriate
- medical certificates relating to diseases
If necessary, your doctor will make a referral to a suitable place for a continuation of care.
Laboratory and x-ray
The laboratory at the Central Health Station is by appointment only: www.nettilab.fi or tel. 06 213 1626 Mon-Fri 8 am – 2 pm. The laboratory at the Central Health Station is open Mon-Thu 8 am – 3 pm, Fri 8 am – 2 pm, and at Vaasa Central Hospital Mon – Fri 7 am – 3 pm.
X-ray: appointment reservation tel. 06-325 1990, Mon-Fri 8 am – 5pm. The address is Tammikaivontie 4, 65100 Vaasa.
Laboratory and X-ray examinations always require a referral.
Forms (in Finnish)
Changing a health station
Changing a health station means changing all healthcare services, including medical examinations, medical care, dental care and counselling services.
Cancelling an appointment
Cancel your appointment by calling the health station two hours beforehand the latest.The fee for uncancelled appointments is 50.80 € for everyone aged 15 or older.
Appointments booked electronically, need to be cancelled 24 hours before the appointment.