Social and health services
You are entitled to use public health services in Finland if you have a municipality of residence (kotikunta) in Finland. The right to a municipality of residence depends on the following matters:
- the country from which you have come to Finland
- your reason for coming to Finland (e.g. work, studying)
- whether you are moving to Finland permanently or staying here temporarily
- if you are staying in Finland temporarily, the length of your stay in Finland
If you are unsure whether you have a municipality of residence in Finland, find out at the Local Register Office (maistraatti).
If you fall ill, first contact your own health centre (terveysasema) where you can make an appointment with a general practitioner or nurse.
In the Hämeenlinna city area we provide services at eight health centres. The health centres are open from 8 am to 3 pm on working days (Monday-Friday).
First aid and urgent medical care
Acute illnesses and injuries that cannot wait for treatment by your own health centre are treated at the emergency department of Kanta-Häme Central Hospital (Ahvenistontie 20).
In life-threatening situations, you must call the Emergency Response Centre. Number for emergencies in Finland: 112
Emergency services dispatch the police, fire services and paramedics. Help is available in Finnish, Swedish and English.
More information is available at www.112.fi.
Dental Clinics in Hämeenlinna
Oral health care services are provided at seven dental clinics within the area of the city of Hämeenlinna.
You can reserve an appointment through a centralised appointment reservation by calling +358 3 6219100 on working days between 7.45 am and 3.30 pm (the recorded message is only in Finnish).