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Health care in the Ylivieska Region

If your place of residence is Alavieska, Nivala, Sievi or Ylivieska, you can use the health care services of the Kallio Health and Social Services Federation of Municipalities. These services are provided by a health centre, dental clinics and child health clinics. If your place of residence is Oulainen, you can use the health care services offered by the city of Oulainen.

If you are not entitled to public health services in Finland, you can make an appointment at a private clinic.

Further information: Health.

Health services in the Ylivieska region

Alavieska, Sievi, Ylivieska and Nivala

The health care services of these municipalities are provided by the Kallio Health and Social Services Federation of Municipalities (Peruspalvelukuntayhtymä Kallio). Kallio's health centres offer appointments with doctors, nurses and public health nurses.

You can make an appointment for non-urgent treatment. When you make an appointment, a nurse will assess your need for treatment and the urgency of your case.

When you call an appointment or phone consultation number, besides making an appointment with a doctor, you can also enquire about appointments with on-call nurses, asthma nurses, diabetes nurses, rheumatism nurses, cancer nurses, cardiac nurses, memory nurses, and radiology and laboratory. Online reservation services for citizens will be taken into use in 2017–2018.

Contact information:

Alavieska health centre
Mon–Thu at 8 am–4 pm, Fri at 8 am–2 pm
Telephone: (08) 419 6300
Address: Pappilantie 1, 85200 Alavieska

Nivala health centre
Mon–Fri at 8 am–4 pm
Telephone: (08) 419 6500
Address: Pappilantie 1, 85500 Nivala

Sievi health centre
Mon–Thu at 8 am–4 pm, Fri at 8 am–2 pm
Telephone: (08) 419 6100
Haikolantie 38, 85410 Sievi

Ylivieska health centre
Mon–Fri at 8 am–4 pm
Ylivieska health centre
Telephone: (08) 419 5100
Address: Kirkkotie 1, 84100 Ylivieska

Oulainen

Basic health care services in Oulainen are provided by Oulainen health centre and special medical treatment by Oulaskangas hospital. Taukokangas, a treatment and rehabilitation facility, also operates in Oulainen.

Oulainen health centre
Reservikomppaniankatu 7-8, 86300 Oulainen

Non-urgent appointments for nurses and doctors
Mon–Fri at 8 am–1 pm
Telephone: (08) 479 3400

Emergency services at the health centre
Mon–Fri at 8 am–4 pm
Telephone: (08) 479 3401

At other times Oulaskangas hospital emergency services
Telephone: (08) 429 7840

Inpatient ward
Telephone: 044 479 3624

Further information: Health services in Finland.

linkkiKallio federation of municipalities for providing basic services (Peruspalvelukuntayhtymä Kallio):
Health services in Alavieska, Sievi, Ylivieska and NivalaFinnish

linkkiTown of Oulainen:
Health services in OulainenFinnish | English

Emergencies

An emergency is an urgent and dangerous situation, when someone’s life or health is in danger.

Call the emergency number 112 if you need an ambulance, the police or the fire department. When you call, give your name, address and city, and tell why you need help urgently.

Emergency services

Kallio region: Ylivieska and Nivala

If you suddenly fall in or you are involved in an accident, you can receive first aid and urgent treatment at the Nivala and Ylivieska health centres of the Kallio Health and Social Services Federation of Municipalities (Peruspalvelukuntayhtymä Kallio). You can make an appointment for emergency services on weekdays during the opening hours of health centres from 8 a.m. When you make an appointment, a nurse will assess your need for treatment and the urgency of your case and give instructions, if necessary.

At other times, you can receive immediate and urgent treatment at the Oulaskangas hospital emergency services in Oulainen.

Shared emergency services
Oulaistenkatu 5, 86300 Oulainen
On weekdays at 4 pm–8 am and on weekends and public holidays at 8 am–8 am
Telephone: (08) 429 7840

Oulainen

Emergency services are reserved for the treatment of sudden and urgent illnesses and accidents.

Emergency services on weekdays at 8 am–4 pm
Oulainen health centre
Reservikomppaniankatu 7-8, 86300 Oulainen
Telephone: (08) 479 3401

Emergency services at other times
Oulaskangas hospital
Oulaistenkatu 5, 86300 Oulainen
Telephone: shared emergency services, (08) 429 7840

Further information: Health services in Finland

Dental care

Alavieska, Sievi and Ylivieska

When you want to make an appointment for dental care, you can call the local dental clinics at 7.45 am–3.30 pm. The need for treatment is usually assessed over the phone.

When you want to make an appointment for urgent dental care, you can call the dental clinic of your municipality on weekdays. When the dental clinics are closed, you can contact the emergency services. Urgent treatment must be provided in cases of severe pain, swelling or an accident. Urgent cases are handled quickly.

Contact information:

Alavieska dental clinic
Emergency dental clinic and appointments
Telephone: (08) 419 6330
Address: Pappilantie 1, 85200 Alavieska

Sievi dental clinic
Emergency dental clinic and appointments
Telephone: (08) 419 6070
Address: Haikolantie 16, 85410 Sievi

Ylivieska dental clinic
Emergency dental clinic and appointments
Telephone: (08) 419 5380
Address: Kirkkotie 4, 84100 Ylivieska

Nivala emergency dental clinic and appointments tel. 08 419 6650
Dental clinic 1 (Osuuspankki building)
Telephone: (08) 419 6656, (08) 419 6657, (08) 419 6659 or 044 419 6659
Address: Kalliontie 20 B, 85500 Nivala

Dental clinic 2 (health centre)
Telephone: (08) 419 6653, (08) 419 6654, (08) 419 6655 or (08) 419 6660
Address: Pappilantie 1, 85500 Nivala

If you need urgent treatment on a Saturday or a Sunday or a public holiday, please contact the emergency services of a dental clinic at the Kokkola main health centre from 9 a.m.
Telephone: (06) 828 7461

Oulainen

Oulainen dental clinic
Emergency dental clinic and appointments Mon–Fri at 8 am–11 am
Telephone: 044 479 3454
Address: Reservikomppaniankatu 7-8, 86300 Oulainen

On weekends and public holidays, emergency dental care is available in Oulu
Telephone: 044 703 6426
Address: Aapistie 3, 90220 Oulu

Further information: Dental care.

linkkiKallio federation of municipalities for providing basic services (Peruspalvelukuntayhtymä Kallio):
Emergency dental care services in Alavieska, Sievi, Ylivieska and NivalaFinnish

linkkiTown of Oulainen:
Dental care in OulainenFinnish

Mental health

Alavieska, Sievi, Ylivieska and Nivala

The Kallio Therapy Centre offers mental health services for residents who have serious mental health problems and/or whose working ability is threatened. New customers can contact the Therapy Centre by leaving a call-back request at 08 419 5320. Mental health workers answer call-back requests and assess the need for and urgency of treatment.

Depression nurses can be contacted during crises and less severe mental problems. You will need a referral from a doctor or a nurse at a health centre.

Oulainen

Mental health unit Tuuma, mental health and intoxication services
Reservikomppaniankatu 7-9, 86300 Oulainen
Telephone: 044 479 3470

Further information: Mental health.

linkkiKallio federation of municipalities for providing basic services (Peruspalvelukuntayhtymä Kallio):
Mental health services in Alavieska, Sievi, Ylivieska and NivalaFinnish

linkkiTown of Oulainen:
Mental health services in OulainenFinnish

Private health services

If you are not entitled to public health services in Finland, you can make an appointment at a private clinic. You can search for the contact information for private clinics in your municipality online.

Children’s health

If a child falls ill, contact the local health centre. Children's acute illnesses, such as ear infections, are treated by doctors at health centres or emergency services, who also handle the related follow-ups.

Families that are expecting a baby and children under school age can receive help and guidance from public health nurses and doctors at a child health clinic. You can ask them for advice and support on parenthood and childrearing. A child's growth, development and health, as the well-being of both the child and his or her family, are monitored at a child health clinic.

Child health clinics operate at health centres. The services are voluntary, free of charge and require an appointment.

Alavieska, Sievi, Ylivieska and Nivala

Contact information for child health clinics is available on the website of Kallio Health and Social Services Federation of Municipalities (Peruspalvelukuntayhtymä Kallio). School nurses who work in schools take care of the health of children who attend school.

Oulainen

Maternity and family planning clinic, telephone: 044 479 3451
Child health clinic, telephone: 044 479 3449
School health clinic, telephone: 044 479 3447

Further information: Children’s health.

linkkiKallio federation of municipalities for providing basic services (Peruspalvelukuntayhtymä Kallio):
Child health clinics in Alavieska, Sievi, Ylivieska and NivalaFinnish

linkkiKallio federation of municipalities for providing basic services (Peruspalvelukuntayhtymä Kallio):
Maternity clinics in Alavieska, Sievi, Ylivieska and NivalaFinnish

linkkiTown of Oulainen:
Child health clinics in OulainenFinnish

linkkiTown of Oulainen:
School health care services in OulainenFinnish

Elderly persons’ health

Elderly persons who need services or guidance in daily activities can ask for an assessment of their need for help by contacting home health care case management. Home care services can be provided after an assessment of the need for services. You can also make a notification of an elderly person in need of assistance by calling the number for the home health care case management.

Telephone numbers for home health care case management:
Alavieska: 08 419 6350 / 044 419 6350
Sievi: 044 419 6101
Ylivieska 08 419 5400
Nivala: 08 419 6700
Oulainen: 044 4793 285 or 044 4793 557

If you need help with an elderly person's social problems, such as alienation and financial problems, please call the following number:
Alavieska, Sievi and Ylivieska, telephone: 044 419 5449
Oulainen, telephone: 044 4793 284

Further information: Elderly persons’ health.

Sexual health

If you want information or help in matters related to family planning and contraception, please contact the maternity clinic at your local health centre. You can make an appointment if you need contraception, you are considering an abortion, or if you suspect that you have a sexually transmitted disease.

Further information: Sexual health, Contraception.

When you are expecting a baby

Make an appointment at the local maternity clinic as soon as your pregnancy is confirmed. The well-being of the mother, baby and the whole family is monitored at a maternity clinic during pregnancy.

Maternity clinic appointments
Alavieska, Mon–Fri at 12 noon–1 pm, telephone: (08) 419 6302
Sievi, Mon–Fri at 12 noon–1 pm, telephone: (08) 419 6004 and (08) 419 6007
Ylivieska, Mon–Fri at 8 am–11 am, telephone: (08) 419 5101
Nivala, Mon–Thu at 8 am–11 am, telephone: (08) 419 6501
Oulainen, Mon–Fri maternity and family planning clinic, telephone: 044 479 3451 and 044 479 3436

Further information: When you are expecting a baby.

Childbirth

The closest maternity hospital is in Oulainen (Oulainen regional hospital). Other maternity hospitals in the surrounding area include the Central Hospital of Keski-Pohjanmaa in Kokkola and Oulu University Hospital in Oulu. Mothers can choose which hospital they want to go to. Public health nurses can provide more information.

Oulaskangas hospital, maternity reception
Address: Oulaistenkatu 5, 86300 Oulainen
Telephone: (08) 429 7718

Central Hospital of Keski-Pohjanmaa, maternity unit
Address: Mariankatu 16-20, 67200 Kokkola, ward 3 is located on the second floor, wing A
Telephone: (06) 826 4355

Oulu University Hospital, maternity ward
Address: Kajaanintie 50, 90220 Oulu, entrance through door B2:2
Telephone: (08) 315 3198

Further information: Childbirth.

Medication

You can buy medicine from pharmacies. Self-care medication can be bought without a doctor’s prescription. However, for many medicines you will need a prescription before you can buy them. A prescription is written by a doctor. Antibiotics, for example, are prescription drugs. Information on pharmacies is available on Kallio's website. You can also visit a pharmacy in a municipality other than the one in which you reside.

Further information: Medication.

linkkiKallio federation of municipalities for providing basic services (Peruspalvelukuntayhtymä Kallio):
Contact information of pharmacies in Alavieska, Sievi, Ylivieska and NivalaFinnish

linkkiPharmacy of Oulainen:
Pharmacy of OulainenFinnish

Disabled persons

Alavieska, Sievi, Ylivieska and Nivala

The Kallio Health and Social Services Federation of Municipalities (Peruspalvelukuntayhtymä Kallio) offers various services for disabled persons, such as assistive devices, transportation services and daytime activities. If you need such services, please contact a social worker of disability services or a disability service worker.

Special day care, special education and care in the mornings and afternoons are also arranged for disabled children. You can obtain information on special day care from a special needs kindergarten teacher. The education department provides information on school-related issues.

Service coordinator of disability services
Services for children and young people
Telephone: 044 419 5736 or 08 419 5736

Housing services for disabled persons
Telephone: 044 419 6231

Daytime and work operations for disabled persons
Telephone: 044 419 5735 or (08) 419 5735

Social worker in charge of disability services
Telephone: (08) 419 5731

Service coordinator of disability services
Telephone: (08) 419 6890
Phone consultation at 12 noon–1 pm

Oulainen

Oulainen offers various services for disabled persons, such as assistive devices, transportation services, daytime activities, day care and housing services. If you need such services, please contact either the Service assistant or the Director of disability services.

Director of disability services
Telephone: 044 4793 288

Service assistant of disability services
Telephone: 044 4793 248

Further information: Disabled persons Disabled child.