Information about COVID-19
Here is some useful information for travelers in case of illness, especially during the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak.
If you have severe Covid-19 coronavirus symptoms such as fever over 38°C with respiratory infection symptoms (coughing, breathing difficulties) and cannot self-care, seek professional medical help. It is important that you should contact the health center by phone to receive instructions.
If your travel insurance includes medical insurance, please contact the health provider mentioned in the policy first for advice. Otherwise be in contact (first by phone) with the local public health center or hospital emergency department.
The Finnish institute for health and welfare is continously updating their Covid-19 coronavirus updates site.
Useful phone numbers in Kainuu region
KAINUU (Kajaani, Sotkamo, Kuhmo, Suomussalmi, Ristijärvi, Hyrynsalmi, Paltamo, Puolanka municipalities)
Call always first the toll-free Medical helpline number 116 117 before you go to the emergency clinic! It answers 24/7.
Kainuu Central Hospital: Emergency Clinic
Address: Sotkamontie 13, 87300 Kajaani
Emergency care information at Hospital District of Kainuu https://sote.kainuu.fi/en/in-english
Health Centre contact details in municipalities (Call always the toll-free Medical helpline number 116 117 before you go!)
Hyrynsalmi Health Centre
Kuhmo Health Centre
Paltamo Health Centre
Ristijärvi Health Centre
Sotkamo Health Centre
Suomussalmi Health Centre
HELSINKI AREA PUBLIC HOSPITALS
If you have severe Covid-19 coronavirus symptoms requiring treatment, you can call the Helsinki coronavirus helpline at tel. 09 310 10024 (weekdays 7-20). At other times, call the Medical helpline, tel. 09 310 117.
For more information on what to do if you suspect you have the coronavirus infection and are in the Helsinki area, please see the Helsinki healtcare coronavirus information site.
Emergency care information at Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS): https://www.hus.fi/en/medical-care/medical-services/emergency_care/
NATIONWIDE EMERGENCY NUMBER 112
It is important to remember to call the emergency number only in genuine emergency situations. In an emergency situation, you will be treated even if you do not have a municipality of residence in Finland. The medical costs can be collected from you afterwards. The emergency number can be called free of charge from any phone. No area code is needed. If you have a mobile phone subscription that is based abroad you can still call the emergency number without an area code.
Embassies in Finland
You can find the contact information of your own Embassy in Finland on the list of representations of foreign countries in Finland maintained by Finland’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs.