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Family planning

The purpose of family planning is to maintain and promote sexual health. The contraceptive service at the Family planning clinic is intended for women under the age of 50 living in Vaasa. Students who are not registered in Vaasa can also use the service. University students receive their service from the FSHS (Finnish Student Health service).

Effects of the coronavirus situation

Activities will continue on the premises of the Central Maternity Clinic, Tammikaivontie 4, Building 3, 3rd floor. We ask that only the expectant mothers come to the clinic.

Do not come to the clinic if you are feeling ill (fever, cough, sore throat or sniffle). Or if you have been abroad within the last two weeks. If your appointment is cancelled due to the coronavirus epidemic, we will inform you by calling.

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The Family Planning Clinic provides the following services

  • birth control pills and follow-up checks
  • coil insertion, follow-up and removal: Note! If you do not wish to become pregnant, do not have sex without a condom for five days before removing the coil.
  • implant insertion, follow-up and removal
  • advice on contraception issues
  • gynaecological examinations for contraceptive users
  • initial research on infertility treatment, counselling and referrals for further investigation
  • advice and counselling on abortion
  • pre-arranged sterilization referrals for women
  • pap tests for contraception users only
  • pap screening for 30-60 year olds

Visits to the Family Planning Clinic are free of charge. A non-cancellation fee for a doctor’s examination will be charged.

When starting contraception for the first time, and after a pregnancy, women are entitled to a free copper coil, hormone coil, implant insertion or six-month hormonal contraception. Read more: Starting contraception (in Finnish).

Care should be taken to ensure that a prescription is renewed well before the contraception ends.

Appointments

Appointments Mon-Fri 9 – 11 o’clock and 12:30 – 13 o’clock. Tel. 06 325 1767.

Telephone times for the nurse (including appointments): Mon-Fri 9 – 10 o’clock and 12:30 – 13 o’clock. Tel. 06 325 1765.

You can cancel your appointment by sending an SMS to tel. 040 671 8134. Please provide your name, date of birth and the time you wish to cancel. If you do not receive a reply message, your cancellation will not have been received. If so, please contact us again.

If you are English speaking, please contact us by telephone!

Screenings

Cervical Cancer Screening (Pap Tests)

Women living in Vaasa are invited to come for a cervical cancer test (pap test) by letter once every five years (at 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55 and 60 years of age).  If  the appointment time does not fit for you, it is possible to arrange a new time by calling Mon – Fri 9 – 11 o’clock and 12:30 – 13 o’clock tel. 06 325 1767

Pap tests are performed at the Family Planning Clinic at Tammikaivontie 4, 65100 Vaasa.

 

Breast cancer screening for women (mammography)

Women living in Vaasa aged 50-69 are invited by letter for mammography screening, i.e. X-raying the breasts every two years. The results of the screening will be sent by letter to your home.

Breast cancer screening for women (mammography) is done at Terveystalo. Tel. 045 7734 9976 Tue-Fri 9-16 o`clock. Address: Pitkäkatu 28, 65100 Vaasa.

Prenatal screening

Prenatal screening for pregnant women is carried out at the Maternity Clinic in cooperation with Vaasa Central Hospital.

Electronic booking

All 18-50 year olds, resident in Vaasa, can book an appointment online to see the family planning nurse. (Note: An appointment to see the doctor is by telephone only.)

Book an appointment with the nurse for the following online:

  • start taking contraception, 60 min, if you want to start to use pills, a coil or a capsule
  • change of contraception, 60 min, if you already have contraception in use but you are not satisfied and want to change the contraception. Or if you are satisfied, but you are a new customer at the Family Planning Clinic in Vaasa
  • Control time, 45 min, if you are already registered with the Family Planning Clinic in Vaasa or if you are satisfied with your contraception and want to renew your prescription.

If You are English speaking, please, contact us by telephone!

If you have any technical problems when using the eTerveys service, then please email eterveys@vaasa.fi.

Cancelling an appointment

Cancel your appointment by calling the health station two hours beforehand the latest. 

You can cancel your appointment by sending an SMS to tel. 040 671 8134. Please provide your name, date of birth and the time you wish to cancel. If you do not receive a reply message, your cancellation will not have been received. If so, please contact us again.

Appointments booked electronically, need to be cancelled 24 hours before the appointment

Contacts

Contact us

Family planning is closed 21.12.-31.12.2020

  • 06 325 1767 Appointment booking Mon-Fri 9 – 11 o'clock and 12:30 – 13 o'clock

  • 06 325 1765 Nurses call service Mon-Fri 9 – 10 o'clock and 12:30 – 13 o'clock

Additional information

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