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Terveys Kalajoella ja Merijärvellä

Health care in Kalajoki and Merijärvi

If you are a resident of the municipality of Kalajoki or Merijärvi, you are entitled to use the health services provided by the Town of Kalajoki. These include a health centre, dental clinics and child health clinics.

If you are not entitled to use public health care services in Finland, you can seek help at a private medical clinic.

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Health services in Kalajoki and Merijärvi

If you want to book an appointment with a doctor or nurse, a laboratory or for rehabilitation, contact your local health centre.

Kalajoki Health Centre (Kalajoen terveyskeskus)
Open Mon–Thu 8 am–4 pm and Fri 8 pm–3.30 pm
Address:
Tohtorintie 4, 85100 Kalajoki
Tel. 044 469 1502

Himanka Health Centre (Himangan terveysasema)
Address:
Kannuskyläntie 13, 68100 Himanka
Tel. 044 469 1803

Merijärvi Health Centre (Merijärven terveysasema)
Open Mon–Thu 8 am–4 pm
Address:
Kirkkotie 6, 86220 Merijärvi
Tel. 044 469 1723

Read more: Health services in Finland.

linkkiTown of Kalajoki:
Health servicesFinnish | English | Russian

Private health services

If you are not entitled to use public health care services in Finland, you can seek help at a private medical clinic. You can search the Internet for the contact information of private medical clinics in your municipality.

Emergency services

If you suddenly fall ill or have an accident, you can obtain first aid and urgent medical treatment from the health centre normal opening hours Mon–Thu 8 am–4 pm and Fri 8 am–3.30 pm.
Tel. 044 469 1502

At other times help is available from the region's joint emergency services:

Oulaskangas Hospital (Oulaskankaan sairaala)
Tel. 08 429 7840

Raahe Hospital (Raahen sairaala)
Tel. 08 849 4511

Central Hospital of Keski-Pohjanmaa (Keski-Pohjanmaan keskussairaala)
Tel. 06 826 4500

For more information on the health centre, see the town's website

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linkkiTown of Kalajoki:
Emergency servicesFinnish | English | Russian

Children’s health

Nurses and doctors at child health clinics (lastenneuvola) provide services for expecting families and children under school age. You can ask them for advice and support in relation to parenthood and childrearing. At child health clinics, check-ups are performed on the child's growth, development and health, and the well-being of the child and his or family.

Kalajoki child health clinic (Kalajoen neuvola)
Address: Tohtorintie 4, 85100 Kalajoki
Tel. 044 469 1557, appointments Mon–Thu 12 noon–1 pm

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linkkiTown of Kalajoki:
Child health clinicFinnish | English | Russian

Oral health care

When you want to make an appointment with dental care, contact:

Appointments on weekdays 8 am – 3 pm:
Emergency dental care 044 4691 547
Appointments 044 4691 507

Emergency care in the evenings and at weekends

Kokkola health centre (terveyskeskus) provides emergency care in the evenings and at weekends at the facilities of Kokkola main health centre (pääterveysasema) at

Mariankatu 28
67200 Kokkola
(door D room 10).

Emergency care in the evenings on weekdays 4 pm – 9 pm
On weekends and public holidays 8 am – 9 pm

Primary point of contact to emergency care is by calling 06 8287 450.

Read more: Dental care.

Mental health and intoxicant abuse prevention

If you need psychiatric care and support, you can call a psychiatric nurse on weekdays from 8 – 9 am, tel. 044 4691 558. If necessary, a doctor will evaluate the situation and write a referral to a specialist psychiatric hospital.

In case of problems with intoxicant abuse, help is available on weekday mornings without an appointment at 8.30 – 9.30 am. An appointment must be made for consultations at other times, tel. 044 4691 558. No appointments are available on Tuesdays.

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linkkiTown of Kalajoki:
Mental health and substance abuse servicesFinnish | English | Russian

Sexual health

In matters related to family planning and contraception, you can contact the clinic at the health centre.

Kalajoki clinic (Kalajoen neuvola)
Tohtorintie 4, 85100 Kalajoki
Telephone service time Mon, Wed, Thu 12 noon–1 pm
Tel. 044 469 1533

Read more: Sexual health, Contraception.

linkkiTown of Kalajoki:
Maternity clinic and family planningFinnish | English | Russian

When you are expecting a baby

The maternity clinic checks that expectant mothers and unborn children are in good health and prepares the mother, the father and the whole family for the birth of the child. Make an appointment with the clinic when you notice that you are pregnant.

Maternity clinic (Äitiysneuvola):
Tohtorintie 4, 85100 Kalajoki
Telephone service time Mon, Wed, Thu 12 noon–1 pm
Tel. 044 469 1533

Read more: When you are expecting a baby.

linkkiTown of Kalajoki:
Maternity clinic and family planningFinnish | English | Russian

Childbirth

The nearest maternity hospitals are the Central Hospital of Keski-Pohjanmaa (Keski-Pohjanmaan keskussairaala) in Kokkola and Oulu University Hospital (Oulun Yliopistollinen Sairaala) in Oulu. You are free to choose the hospital in which you would like to give birth. Further information is available from the maternity clinic nurse.

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linkkiCentral Ostrobothnia Central Hospital:
Maternity ward Finnish

linkkiOulaskangas Hospital:
Maternity ward Finnish

Medication

In Finland, you can buy medicine only from pharmacies. However, for many medicines you will need a prescription (lääkemääräys) before you can buy them. A prescription is written by a doctor. If necessary, you can renew a prescription at a health centre.

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linkkiPharmacy of Kalajoki:
Pharmacy of KalajokiFinnish

Disabled people

If you need services for the disabled, contact the Social Services Coordinator (sosiaalityön palveluohjaaja).

Himanka services office (Himangan palvelutoimisto)
Social Services Coordinator (Sosiaalityön palveluohjaaja)
Tel. 044 469 1855

Read more: Disabled people.

linkkiTown of Kalajoki:
Disability servicesFinnish | English | Russian

Disabled children

Health care in the Raahe-Kalajoki Region (see the section Disabled children).

Read more: Disabled children.