Leppävirta

In Leppävirta, a doctor-nurse work pair is in charge of the health services for the population in their own area, on a family doctor basis. On weekdays, doctors and nurses have appointments reserved for non-emergency patients (e.g. sick leave certificates).

Appointments can be booked on weekdays during telephone service hours by calling the nurse in your own area. The health center uses a call back system: if the nurse is unable to answer the telephone straight away, they will contact the caller later that same day. Many treatment and follow-up visits are implemented at the primary nurse's practice.

In case you need treatment in 1–3 days time, come to nurse's appointment Mon–Wed 8.15 a.m.–2 p.m., Thu 9 a.m.–2 p.m., Fri 8.15 a.m.–1 p.m. You don't have to call to health centre beforehand: take a queue number from the health centre's lobby and sti down to wait for your turn.

Emergency care services are available for patients needing emergency care every day from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Night-time emergency services are arranged in Varkaus and Kuopio.

The three inpatient wards at the health center have a total of 80 beds for short- and long-term care, rehabilitation and interval treatment. The aim is to support patients' recovery so that their stay on the inpatient ward is as brief as possible.

Laboratory and X-ray

Patients need a referral from a physician or nurse for the examinations. If you have a Finnish Sickness Insurance (Kela/SII) card, this will speed up the process.

Radiographies and examinations performed based on a referral from a private practitioner are subject to a charge. 

Oral health care

Patients are invited to see a dentist and a dental hygienist with a personal invitation letter. The check-up interval is defined individually. Emergency services in case of toothache are available on weekdays from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. During weekends, emergency services are offered at Kuopio.

Contact Information

Leppävirta Health Center
Savonkatu 17, Leppävirta
P.O.Box 5, 79101 Leppävirta
tel. (+358) 17 171 307, Mon–Fri 8 a.m.–3 p.m.

Appointment inquieries, Mon–Fri 8.30 a.m.–10.30 a.m.

  • Eastern area (Kauppilanmäki, Paajalanmäki, Konnuslahti, Saamainen, Leppävirrantie (eastern), Alapiha, Virranranta, Moninmäki, Puponmäki, Haapamäki, Savonkatu (southern), Majurintie, Karlvikin alue, Parkkiniemi, Riihiranta, Saahkarlahti, Niinimäki), tel. (+358) 44 717 1310
  • Western area (Niittytie, Toukotie, Riihitie, Pappilanpelto, Viitostie southern, Timola, Leppävirrantie (western), Laakunlampi, Vokkola, Sorsakoski,Ydinkeskusta, Savonkatu, Kalliontie, Kirkkokaari, Viitostie (northern), Kotalahti, Oravikoski, Paukarlahti) tel. (+358) 44 717 1320
  • Visitors health services tel. (+358) 17 171 309

In case you need treatment in 1–3 days time, come to nurse's appointment Mon–Wed 8.15 a.m.–2 p.m., Thu 9 a.m.–2 p.m., Fri 8.15 a.m.–1 p.m. You don't have to call to health centre beforehand: take a queue number from the health centre's lobby and wait for your turn.

Emergencies 8 a.m.–6 p.m.
tel. (+358) 17 171 309

Emergencies 6 p.m. - 8 a.m., Varkaus Hospital
Savontie 55, Varkaus, tel. (+358) 17 579 5000

Emergencies 6 p.m.–8 a.m., Kuopio University Hospital
Puijonlaaksontie 2, Kuopio, tel. 116 117

Oral health care

Appointment inquieries, tel. (+358) 17 171 360

Emergency dental services (weekends and public holidays)
At weekends and in the evenings assistance is available at Kuopio.