(Updated 27 May 2022)
You do not need to contact health care services or get tested for coronavirus if your symptoms are mild and you are not in at-risk groups because of your health or profession.
If you have severe symptoms, such as shortness of breath or a decline in your overall condition, contact health care services or call 112 in an emergency.
Coronavirus testing at health care services is recommended in case of symptoms of respiratory tract infection, or flu, especially for the following groups:
Social Guidance includes counselling, advising and support in the use of the social services. The Social Advisor helps you to find suitable social services and to combine different forms of social service as well as gives advice related to your rights as a customer. You can get practical helps in taking care of your matters such as filling in applications.
Social Advisor provides guidance and support specially for the adults of the family or for example for a young person who wants to become independent.
Social Work for Families with Children supports you in difficult situations when you want to have a change in your life or when you feel overwhelmed by several kinds of challenges and you aren't sure how to get forward in life.
Social Work for Families with Children is done in cooperation with the family. The social workers search for suitable solutions depending on the situation of each family. They encourage the families in the change and work in cooperation with the network of the city and each family.
ABOUT SUBMITTING COMPETITION ENTRIES
1) The competition programme states that the competition ends on 21 April 2020 at 3.00 pm (GMT+2). Please specify the time, as Finland has set clocks to summer time on 21 April (GMT+3)
The colourful history of S/S Bore started in Sweden in 1960. During its active years, the vessel sailed on the Baltic Sea and the Mediterranean Sea, for example. Finally, Bore ended up as a teaching and museum ship in Turku (Finland), after many owners and through various twists and turns.
S/S Bore was built in Oskarshamn, Sweden, in 1960. The ship sailed on the route Turku–Mariehamn (Finland)–Stockholm. During these seventeen years, the ship, known as ‘Zero Bore’, established its place in the hearts of Turku residents.
S/S Bore is located on the shore of the Aura River, on Linnankatu. S/S Bore is easy to reach by both public transport and a car. There are public transport stops near the hostel and the ship terminal is only a short walk away from S/S Bore. You can view S/S Bore on the map here.
By public transport
Café Navigare is an inviting summer café on the back deck of the ship, with a view to the riverside landscape of the Aura River.
The café serves fresh pastries, savoury snacks and refreshing beverages.
Navigare’s deck areas on both sides of the ship are used as a café terrace. They are also licenced areas for serving alcoholic drinks.
Cafe Navigare open in summer 2022 as follows:
Bore and its facilities are excellent for holding meetings and negotiations.
The ship has eight spaces of various sizes for events with 6–150 people.
Bore is a great combination of traditional atmosphere and modern meeting technology. Wireless internet connection is available everywhere on Bore.
Spend an unforgettable hostel night at a museum ship! Charm and atmosphere of an old cruise ship.
S/S Bore, or ‘Zero Bore’ as Turku residents know it, was completed in 1960 in Oskarshamn, Sweden. The location of Bore, now a museum ship, and the hostel operating onboard the ship is ideal – on the Aura River, in front of Forum Marinum. The guests can even walk from the harbour to the hostel. Read more on how to find Bore here.
Emergency services provided by health stations (8 a.m.–4 p.m. on business days)
Contact details of Turku health stations
On business days, your local health station is your primary provider of health care services in all cases of accidents and illness.
We recommend submitting digital prescription renewal requests in My Kanta
You can provide your telephone number when you submit a prescription renewal request in the My Kanta service. An SMS message will be sent to this number when the prescription has been renewed.
All prescriptions are primarily renewed by the unit in charge of your treatment
All health stations and local service points are equipped with feedback terminals that are used to collect information about customer satisfaction. The replies collected with these terminals are automatically compiled into monthly reports.
You may also submit your feedback online via the City of Turku feedback service or with printed customer feedback forms that are available in the City’s service locations.
Feedback related to laboratory and imaging services can be submitted via the Hospital District of Southwest Finland feedback service.
Your local health station is your primary provider of health care services in all cases of accidents and illness. A nurse will assess your situation and book an appointment, if necessary.
Contacting health stations
The City of Turku is committed to a resource wise future with zero emissions. This means no waste and sustainable use of natural resources by the year 2040. Turku aims at being carbon neutral already by 2029 and climate positive thereafter. In order to reach these ambitious goals, the city collaborates with regional partners to accelerate the circular transition of the Turku region.
The Circular Turku roadmap provides a framework for concrete interventions that will lead the Turku region toward resource wisdom:
Pupils with disabilities or having special needs are entitled to get interpretation and assistant services, other educational services and special education tools free of charge. (Section 31 of the Basic Education Act) The decisions concerning the assistance services are made upon the requests of the schools each year.
- Social Work with the Adults
- Southern District of the Social Work with the Families with Children
- Western District of the Social Work with the Families with Children
- Northern District of the Social Work with the Families with Children
- Services for the homeless
- Immigrant Office
Please feel free to ask from us
about the social services (for example in cases of financial difficulties, crises in life, problems in the everyday life, addiction problems or other difficult situations in life)
Time required: Several hours
Time required: Several hours
Time required: Several hours
Kaskis, which was in third place of the Turku Menu 2019 competition, prepared a starter of juniper salted whitefish. Ville Kinnunen and Joonas Kallio served the whitefish with braised fennel and butter sauce.