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For degree students
Health care services are provided by the Finnish Student Health Service (FSHS). Read more about the services and book an appointment
Please notice that the degree students must pay the health care fee to Finnish Kela: Read more about the health care fee

Get familiar with FSHS: FSHS-Video for new students

For exchange students

Health care services are provided by the municipality. Read more about the services


sport services

Read more about Sport services here.


Emergency units of the towns

The emergency units are meant only for patients in need of immediate or urgent treatment, whose sudden illness, injury or worsening of a chronic illness demands immediate evaluation and treatment, which cannot be postponed without the symptoms or injury getting worse. The doctor will see the patients in the order of urgency.


Kemi on-call duty on weekdays from 8 am to 4 pm

Always call before going to the Health Centre.

Sauvosaari Healthcare center
Valtakatu 6, Kemi
Weekdays 8.00 - 16 .00
Tel. 016 259 705


Tornio on-call duty on weekdays from 8 am to 4 pm

Health Care Centre
Address: Sairaalakatu 1, Tornio
Tel. 016 432 835
(enrolment at the information desk)


On-call duty in the evenings and weekends

On workdays after 4 pm., on midweek holidays and during weekends the emergency duty of Kemi and Tornio is in the Länsi-Pohja Central Hospital in Kemi.
Call first, nurse will evaluate your need of care and gives you further instructions

Emergency service / Acute Care Clinic
Länsi-Pohjan keskussairaala
Address: Kauppakatu 25, Kemi
Tel. 040 149 1340

Emergency Clinic and First Aid

Lapland Central Hospital Emergency Clinic treats patients requiring immediate treatment around the clock. Call before you go to the hospital.

The Central Hospital of Lapland (Lapin Keskussairaala)
Emergency Clinic & Prehospital Emergency Care (First Aid) 24/7h
Address: Ounasrinteentie 22, Rovaniemi
Tel. +358 (0)16 322 4800

Emergency or urgency situation ensue from acute sickness or accident, where because of seriousness of case treatment must be given in 24 hours.

Examples: chest pain, difficulties in breathing, stroke, severe dizziness, unconsciousness, sudden confusion, bleeding wound, suspected bone fracture, sudden gastric pain, risk of miscarriage, difficult ear pain (child doesn’t stop crying even though given analgesics), high fever and lowering condition, burn, dehydration following diarrhoea or vomiting, acute back pain with numbness in lower extremities, difficult allergic reaction.

You cannot make appointments to the Emergency Clinic. The waiting time can last several hours.


Drop-in Clinic (Pikapoli)

Health problems that do not require emergency treatment, such as normal colds and their complications, prolonged back pain, recent cases of diarrhea will be treated in municipal or private health clinics
You can get medical treatment on weekdays without appointment at the drop-in outpatient clinic. You will be given a number and then wait to be seen. The services operate on a first come, first served basis. You cannot be attended to by phone.

Drop-in Clinic opening hours Mon-Thu, 8 am to 3 pm and Fri, 8 am to 2 pm.

Drop-in clinic
Rinteenkulma Health Centre
Koskikatu 25 (3rd Floor)

Read more about health services in Rovaniemi