Social and Health services

Public social and health care services in Joensuu are organised by Wellbeing services county of North Karelia - Siun sote. Siun sote is also responsible for rescue services and environmental health care services. 

There are also companies that offer private health care services, such as Terveystalo, Pihlajalinna, Mehiläinen and PK Terveys. In addition, there are several private dentists and dental clinics in Joensuu.

Emergency care and health centers

In life-threatening situations, call 112. If you are unable to make a call, send a text message to the Emergency Response Centre in the North Karelia region, tel. +358 40 751 7816.

If you need urgent care, call your health center or the Medical Helpline 116 117, which is open 24/7 throughout the year. In medical helpline a nurse will assess the need for emergency care based on the injuries or symptoms. (S)he will provide care instructions and tells what to do.

There are seven public health centers for non-urgent care in Joensuu. Please look at the locations and information on how to make an appointment at Siun sote: Health sta­tions and emer­gen­cy ca­re

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