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Health and social services

First aid and on-call doctor´s reception

Nurmes health centre
Porokylänkatu 1, 75530 Nurmes
Tel. +358 13 3300 (switchboard)

First aid and on-call doctors
Tel. +358 13 330 2334

There is an on-call doctor's reception available around the clock for medical emergencies and accidents.

In medical emergencies, please call the emergency number 112.

The on-call doctor's reception is available on weekdays with an appointment at 08:00 to 16:00.

In the evenings, there is a reception at 16:00 to 18:00 for which you must register at the centre. The urgency of each case will be taken into consideration.

The on-call doctor's reception is available on Saturdays at 10:00 to 15:00 and on Sundays at 12:00 to 15:00 with an appointment. On weekends, there is no reception in the evenings.

Dental care

Dental care appointments            
Tel. +358 13 330 2434
Mon–Thu 08:00 to 15:00
Fri 08:00 to 14:00

On weekdays (Mon–Fri), customers who have toothache can make an appointment for treatment at the Nurmes dental clinic. On weekdays, after 15:00, in urgent cases that require dental treatment, please contact on-call health services.

At weekends and public holidays, on-call dental care is only available to patients with an appointment in Joensuu at Siilainen dental clinic.

Social services

The basic duty of the social service centre is to arrange social services for residents. The services maintain and promote the social security of residents, their well-being and ability to function, and prevent, amend and remove social problems.

Social services appointments and guidance
Mon–Fri 08:00 to 15:00
tel. +358 13 330 2872
On-call social services outside office hours
Mon – Fri 15:00 to 08:00
on weekends and public holidays around the clock
tel. 112 (national emergency response centre)