If you have already applied for Temporary protection or Asylum, you will get the necessary health care which is coordinated by the reception centers. Read more about services provided by reception centers.
If you haven’t yet applied for Temporary protection or Asylum, you are still entitled to necessary care at the same cost as residents.
Everyone in Finland has a right to urgent health care. If in need of urgent care, please contact your local health care center or hospital emergency care unit.
All pregnant women are entitled to the services of the Child Health Center.
If you need a check-up, contact your reception center, and they will make an appointment.
In Helsinki, the Itäkatu Family Center offers services for all pregnant women and children up to 7 years old. Address: Itäkatu 11, entrance at Tallinnanaukio 1. Phone: +358 9 310 55530. Mon-Fri 8:00–14:00.
If the labor is going well - you should go to the nearest maternity clinic. Visits to maternity clinics before and after childbirth are free of charge. Contacts of maternity clinics in Helsinki.
In emergencies - call 112.
School-aged children (7 years old or above) are entitled to primary education and school healthcare in Finland. Children under 18 years of age residing in Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa, Turku, or Tampere are entitled to the same healthcare as residents at the same costs. Visits to child health clinics (children under seven years of age) are free. Check the situation in the city you are residing.
The Ukrainian Association in Finland organizes support groups at the Ukrainian Aid Center at Teollisuuskatu 9F, Helsinki. Groups meet once a week. The maximum group size is 7 people. Preliminary registration in the forms below. Register on the spot with a passport.
- Women who recently came to Finland with their children: Monday 13:00-14:30. You can leave your child with a babysitter. Prior registration
- People aged 55+ years who recently came from Ukraine: Tuesday 13:00-14:30. Prior registration
- Childless adults who recently came from Ukraine: Wednesdayy 13:00-14:30. Prior registration
Offers crisis counseling in Finnish, Swedish, English, and if necessary, through an interpreter in the client’s mother tongue. The consultation is anonymous and free of charge: 09 2525 0113
Crisis Center for all women with an immigrant background, having experienced violence or a threat of it: 0800 05058
Provides free mental health support for Ukrainians who have been affected by war.
Support for deaf refugees
The Finnish Association of the Deaf (Kuurojen Liitto ry) offers support for deaf refugees from Ukraine.
Specialists at the Finnish Association of the Deaf offer practical support to deaf refugees from Ukraine. They also help Finnish authorities to understand the needs of deaf refugees. Mervi Nevalainen and Heli Mikkola support deaf refugees in applying for temporary protection or asylum. Aliisa Lehtonen works with Finnish volunteers and helps deaf refugees to find accommodation.
- Mervi Nevalainen: +358405924769, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Heli Mikkola: +358400476127, email@example.com
- Aliisa Lehtonen: +358447525261, firstname.lastname@example.org
More info here.