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Social and health services

Päijät-Häme Joint Authority for Health and Wellbeing provides social and basic health care services, specialised health care services and environmental health services in Päijät-Häme.

You can contact the services in the way that best suits your needs: calling by phone, visiting on site or using digital services regardless of time and place.

You can also find guidance on other electronic counselling and appointment services on the website of the Päijät-Häme Joint Authority for Health and Wellbeing. Through the website, you can also use the Omaolo service, where you can assess your health and get tips for your well-being.

Concerns about health?

The skilled personnel of health centres and local clinics helps you with your questions regarding health and well-being. When you need an appointment with a doctor or a nurse, please contact the call centre of the health centres. At the call centre, a health care professional will instruct and guide you regarding matters related to health and illnesses and book you an appointment to see a nurse or a doctor. The call centre for appointments and guidance is open on weekdays from 8.00 am to 3.00 pm. You can call beforehand even in urgent illnesses so that we can reserve an appointment for you.

Health centre appointments and guidance

  • Local clinics in Lahti (Ahtiala, Laune, city centre): +358 (0)3 4108 9420
  • Main Health Centre (Lahti City Hospital): +358 (0)3 4108 9425
  • Call centre of Nastola Health Centre: +358 (0)3 819 4194

Do you suspect a coronavirus infection?

If you suffer from symptoms of a respiratory infection (runny nose, cough, fever, sore throat), call the Medical Helpline on 116 117 to get tested for the coronavirus. Please do not go to a health centre before calling. The Medical Helpline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Sudden illness and injuries during the day

Health centres and local clinics serve you in sudden illnesses such as various infectious diseases and inflammations without an appointment if necessary. Minor injuries, such as suspected bone fractures, sprains, cuts and bruises, can be treated in the trauma clinic of the central hospital of Lahti without an appointment. Nastola health centre treats minor injuries of Nastola residents. Health centre emergency services and the trauma clinic are open from 8.00 am to 3.00 pm.

Dental clinics and oral health

In oral health care matters you are served by dental clinics. You can book an appointment with the dental hygienist or dentist by telephone. Centralised appointments to all Lahti dental clinics on weekdays from 8.00 am to 3.00 pm, +358 (0)3 8184 911 and in the Nastola area +358 (0)3 8194 160.

Medical Helpline 116 117

The free Medical Helpline 116 117 service helps you with acute health problems outside the working hours of your local clinic or health centre.

Sudden illness and injuries during the night-time

During evenings and weekends, the Akuutti24 emergency service at the Lahti Central Hospital (PHKS) treats patients who cannot safely wait for treatment at their local clinic the next weekday. Akuutti24 also has on-call dental services. The free Akuutti24 Medical Helpline 116 117 service guides and helps you with acute health-related situations and questions around the clock and every day of the year. Call the Medical Helpline before going to Akuutti24. In case of emergency, for example acute unconsciousness or danger, call the emergency number 112.