at the Immigrant Office at Eskelin talo, Linnankatu 23, 6th floor
17.1, 14.2, 7.3, 4.4 and 2.5.2018
on Wednesdays at 2 pm
Welcome to catch up on the latest news!
As an immigrant, you can receive family and social services from the City of Turku like all other Turku residents. The initial social services provide guidance when you need information about social services in general. The initial social services can also help you with applying for supplementary and preventive social assistance (financial aid).
You should check the validity of your vaccinations six months before your planned trip abroad.
You can get additional information about the vaccinations you need by calling the Vaccination Advice for Tourists help number +358 040 674 8822. The helpline is available on Wednesdays between 13.00 and 15.00. The helpline is closed during weeks 1, 8, 23–32 and 52.
Additional information about vaccinations and other health instructions for tourists are available in Finnish via the links on the right.
If your illness has lasted for over three months or is permanent, you have a right to receive medical supplies in accordance with your medical treatment plan free of charge. As a client of Turku health centre you can pre-order the supplies and reclaim them from the Medical Supplies Distribution pickup point after three weeks.
Both the Medical Supplies Distribution pickup point and nurses’ practice are located in the area of the Mäntymäki hospital. Book an appointment for a nurse if you need guidance in the use of medical supplies.
The Immigrant Office provides health services for a period of up to three years to refugees and asylum seekers who have received a positive residence permit decision. Returnees from Ingria and the migrant spouses of refugees receive information on health care services and a medical check-up by a public health nurse. After this, health care services are provided by local health stations.
The Immigrant Office employs a doctor, four public health nurses, a practical nurse and a psychologist. A public health nurse will invite you for your first visit.
Immigrants have the right to use municipal health care services. You can use the City of Turku’s services if you are residing in Turku.
You can use the following health care services of the City of Turku:
Work and Livelihood includes services for unemployed residents of Turku. The aim of the services is to help people find employment and to secure their minimum income.
The services include counselling and guidance in finding employment, as well as rehabilitative work activities. Debt counsellors assist private households or small entrepreneurs with problems related to incurring of debt.
When you apply for temporary protection, you can arrange your accommodation yourself or alternatively live in a reception center.
Currently, the coronavirus situation in Finland is good and everyone can participate in preventing the epidemic from spreading.
As a municipality, the City of Turku obtains data from the Incomes Register in cases where the city has the statutory right to obtain the data, an
Fill in your information in the Finentry service. By using Finentry, you can quickly enter Finland at the border and be directed to free coronavirus testing in Finland if necessary. Once you have filled in your information in Finentry, you do not need to queue at the port or airport for a mandatory health examination.