Health care and social services
Please take the COVID-19 vaccine, which protects you and your loved ones from severe coronavirus disease. If you fall ill, stay at home. You can also take a COVID-19 rapid test at home. Maintain good hygiene: wash your hands and wear a mask at your own discretion, keep a safe distance and ensure good ventilation.
The Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare recommends continuing to wear a mask in public indoor spaces and public transport, if you are going to treatment or testing due to a suspected COVID-19 infection, you have respiratory symptoms, but you must move outside the home, you know that you have been exposed to COVID-19, for example, if a family member has been diagnosed with COVID-19, but you cannot avoid close contact outside your home.
The key thing is to keep a sufficient safe distance from others and wash your hands often. If you have any symptoms, stay at home and avoid contact for five days or for two days after the symptoms stop.If you experience severe symptoms, such as difficulty in breathing, or if your general condition deteriorates, contact your health care provider immediately.
Haapavesi health centre provides our town's health services. These include appointments with doctors and nurses, lab tests and X-Rays.
You can make an appointment at a health centre on weekdays from 8 am to 2 pm by calling +358 44 7591 400.
For non-emergency appointments, X-Ray appointments and lab test results call +358 44 7591 403.
For lab appointments +358 206 198 019.
In case of an emergency call the national emergency number 112!
To make dental appointment call +358 8 452 710 (Monday – Thursday 8 am to 3:30 pm, Friday 8 am to 2:30 pm).
Northern Ostrobotnia Central Regional Hospital in Kokkola offers emergency dental aid on evenings, weekends and holidays. You can contact them by calling +358 6 8287 450.
Maternity clinics offer services to families that are expecting a baby and children under school age. You can also call the clinics and ask for advice. The numbers for appointment bookings and enquiries are +358 44 7591 421 (Monday and Thursday from 10 am to 11 am), +358 44 7591 424 (Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 am to 10:45 am) and +358 44 7591 266 (Monday and Thursday from 10 am to 11 am).
School health care provides health care to pupils in primary and upper secondary school.
The maternity clinic supports and offers guidance to families preparing for pregnancy, during pregnancy, giving birth and newborn care. The main objective is to create safe conditions for future mothers, monitor fetus development as well as ensure healthy and safe environment for both the newborn and the rest of the family. One can make an appointment at the female counseling center with issues of gynecology, get the necessary examination, lab tests and be sent to see a gynecologist.
Make an appointment by calling +358 44 7591 677 (Tuesday to Thursday from 10 am to 10.45 am by calling) or +358 44 759 1424 (Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 am to 10:45 am).
Mental health services
Mental health services provide residents of Haapavesi with help and support during crises through psychiatric care and rehabilitation as well as home services. If you need help in mental health matters, you can phone +358 44 7591 462, +358 44 7591 463 or +358 44 7591 464 (Monday to Friday from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm).
Social services support and assist individuals and families with their problems. Social workers do social work providing recommendations and consulting to their customers.
Individuals and families living or residing in Finland can apply for social assistance if their income and assets do not cover their necessary expenses. Other social security benefits are counted as income. The need for assistance is assessed on the basis of each individual's personal situation.
Make an appointment with the social services by calling +358 44 7591 282.
Child protection services ensure children have safe conditions for growing up and support parents and guardians in the upbringing process. Child protection services also provide preventive and emergency aid in extreme situations. If you have any worries regarding the safety or well-being of a child, call +358 44 7591 001.