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Wellbeing Services County of Lapland in English

The wellbeing services county of Lapland is responsible for organising public health, social and rescue services in Lapland.

The wellbeing services county of Lapland consists of 21 municipalities: Enontekiö, Inari, Kemi, Keminmaa, Kemijärvi, Kittilä, Kolari, Muonio, Pello, Pelkosenniemi, Posio, Ranua, Rovaniemi, Salla, Savukoski, Simo, Sodankylä, Tervola, Tornio, Utsjoki and Ylitornio.

In case on emergency call 112

There is only one emergency number in Finland. Please do not call the emergency number unless you have a genuine emergency for which you need urgent assistance from the authorities (police, paramedics, firefighters, social services).

Emergency clinics

The Emergency clinics are for emergencies and sudden illnesses and injuries where because of the illness or accident it is not possible to wait until the next day for a doctor’s appointment. The Emergency clinics treats patients requiring immediate treatment around the clock.

There is two Emergency clinics in Lapland. One in Rovaniemi and one in Kemi.

Lapland Central Hospital, Rovaniemi
Emergency clinic

Telephone health service (24/7h)- call before you come to Hospital
+358 16 322 4800
Address: Ounasrinteentie 22, Rovaniemi

Länsi-Pohja Central Hospital, Kemi
Emergency clinic

Telephone health service (24/7h)- call before you come to Hospital
+358 40 149 1340
Address: Kauppakatu 25, Kemi

The Emergency clinic is intended for patients whose illness requires immediate assessment and care, and whose treatment cannot be left to a later date without a significant danger to their health.

You cannot make appointments to the Emergency clinic. The waiting time will vary according to number of people waiting. The order of arrival will not decide who is treated first, but the staff of the Emergency clinic will assess the order of urgency on the basis of their state and the severity of their illness.

Non-urgent treatment

You can find the contact information of public health centres (in Finnish) > Keskeisimmät sote-puhelinnumerot

If you are visiting in Lapland:
Health problems that do not require emergency treatment, such as normal colds and their complications, prolonged back pain, recent cases of diarrhea can be treated also for example in private health clinics.

Terveystalo: Visiting information

Mehiläinen: Locations

Pihlajalinna: Locations