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North Karelia Central Hospital

The North Karelia Central Hospital is located in Joensuu.

The North Karelia Central Hospital provides extensive emergency care, and it has for long been one of Finland's most profitable central hospitals. In national comparisons, the quality of hospital care and patient safety are some of the highest.

The Central Hospital has all of the most important specialities except open heart surgery and neurosurgery.

The main lobby has a waiting area, a registration point and a caretaker's information desk.

Central Hospital patients are admitted with referrals

To access specialised medical care services, you need a doctor's referral. A referral can be written by a physician at a health station, occupational health care or private medical clinic as necessary. The Central Hospital makes an appointment for you and sends you an invitation letter to your home.

Emergency clinic visit

You do not need a referral for emergency care or urgent care. Urgent care is provided at the emergency clinic.

In case of emergency, always call 112. In other urgent matters, call the health station or the free Medical Helpline 116 117.

Main entrance changed temporarily 

Due to the renovation, the main entrance has been moved to wing H at the hospital's inner yard, on the Tikkarinne side. 

If you are arriving by car, leave your car in the car park, where you will find signs directing you to the temporary entrance. There are short-term parking spaces in front of the entrance for escorts.

Customer parking

The indoors car park is located directly to the left of the hospital entrance.

There are also a few parking spaces outdoors in the hospital area. In front of the main entrance and emergency clinic there are 30 minute parking spaces for escorting and pickup traffic.

Parking in the hospital area is mainly subject to a fee. There are only a few parking disc spaces with no fee, and the entire area is subject to parking supervision. There are disabled parking spaces next to the main entrance and on the 2nd floor of the indoors car park, for example.

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Centralised telephone service of the Central Hospital

Questions related to appointments and referrals at the North Karelia Central Hospital on weekdays.


The centralised telephone service provides information about the Central Hospital's appointments and referrals, for example

• Has my referral arrived at the hospital?

• When do I have an appointment at the Central Hospital?

• I have had an examination at the Central Hospital; how do I get the results?


Our experienced nurses will guide you at the telephone service. The service is available on weekdays.

Do the following

If you have questions about home care instructions or other matters related to your care, you should contact the outpatient clinic or ward where you have been treated.


If you are coming to the emergency clinic, call the free Medical Helpline 116 117.


In case of emergency, always call the emergency number 112.

Telephone services

How to contact North Karelia Central Hospital

How to contact

Medical Helpline 116 117

Childbirth tel. +358 13 330 1122

Psychiatric emergency and crises tel. +358 13 330 2132

Switchboard tel. +358 13 3300

Centralised telephone service
Questions related to appointments and referrals at the North Karelia Central Hospital on weekdays 7:30–15:30
tel.+358 13 330 2345

To enquire about a patient in the hospital, call the switchboard or call department numbers directly.

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Contact information North Karelia Central Hospital

Contact information

North Karelia Central Hospital
Tikkamäentie 16,
80210 Joensuu

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North Karelia Central Hospital, Tikkamäentie 16, 80210 Joensuu.