Health stations

Himanka Health Station operates as infection appointment unit (address: Kannuskyläntie 13, Himanka) on Mon-Thu 8 am–4 pm and on Fri 8 am – 3pm for all residents of Kalajoki and Merijärvi and also tourists visiting Kalajoki. The unit will ONLY see clients with flu symptoms (fever, cough, sore throat, severe cold, earache, chest pain, muscle pain, breathing difficulties, diarrhea).

Patients with symptoms of infection should not come to the Kalajoki Health Center. Initial contact should always be established by phone: 044-4691502.

Drive-in coronavirus testing station opens in Kalajoki 7.9.2020

Coronavirus testing in Himanka continues also.


All other clients will be directed to Kalajoki and Merijärvi Health Centre.

Initial contact should always be established by phone:
Himanka Health Station / appointment booking tel. +358 (0)44-4691 803
Himanka Health Station / information and advice tel. +358 (0)44-4691 802
Kalajoki Health Centre / appointment booking tel. +358 (0)44-4691 502
Kalajoki Health Centre / information and advice tel. +358 (0)44-4691 505

Dental care

Urgent care:

If you have flu symptoms or you have or someone close to you has returned from abroad within the last 14 days, only the most urgent and necessary dental care will be carried out to you at Himanka Health Station (address: Kannuskyläntie 13, Himanka).
Other non-urgent appointments will be carried out at Merijärvi Health Station or Kalajoki Health Centre.

Non-urgent care:

Please cancel non-urgent appointment if
– you have long-term illness or chronic health condition
– you have returned or someone close to you has returned from abroad within the last 14 days
– you may have been or someone close to you may have been exposed to the coronavirus infection

Initial contact should always be established by phone:
Dental care / emergency care for pain tel. +358 (0)44-4691 547
Dental care / appointment booking and advice tel. +358 (0)44-4691 507

Maternity and child health services

The Kalajoki Maternity and Child Health Clinic (address: Koppeli, Kalajoentie 6) has returned to its normal operation. Some of childrens’ health inspection have not taken place between March and May. If you are worried about child’s health, please contact the child health clinic.

Contact number for appointment booking tel. +358 (0)44-4691 557

Rehabilitation and therapy

Rehabilitation and therapy is operating normally.

If you have an urgent need regarding therapy or assistive devices, please contact:
tel. +358 (0)44-4691 470 Kalajoki
tel. +358 (0)44-4691 824 Himanka
tel. +358 (0)44-4691 722 Merijärvi
tel. +358 (0)44-4691 471 urgent physical therapy, non-risk groups

Osviitta mental health and substance abuse services

Limited operations, appointments will be carried out primarily as virtual appointments. Contact number for new clients: +358 (0)444691315

Osviitta has opened a phone line for psychical first aid because of the corona virus epidemic.
The line is open from Monday to Friday at 9-14 o’clock. Phone number is 044 4691558. There will no care instructions in this number for corona virus symptoms.


Services for families and children

Services for families and children will be limited to emergency social services in urgent child welfare matters on weekdays 8 am–4 pm. Initial contact should always be established by phone, tel. +358 (0)44-4691 552 or +358 (0)44-4691 360. Outside of office hours, emergency social services are available via the national emergency number 112.

The social counsellor for services for the disabled can be reached by phone at tel. +358 (0)44-4691 855.

Work and activity services

Duunipaikka and Comprehensive Service Centres Maakari and Kuunari will open graded from 1st of June onwards.

Housing services

Short-term care in housing services is not recommended, essential care is centralised as follows:
– residents of Kalajoki and Merijärvi are only provided with care at Mäntyrinne
– special needs groups are only provided with short-term care at Puistola.

In short-term care matters, please contact the service counsellor, tel +358 (0)44-4691 842.

Long-term housing services places are only granted in urgent situations.

Services provided at home

Home care is ensured for all clients. Non-urgent appointments may need to be cancelled.
Information desk Verkko at the main library is closed to customer appointments. The operating hours of the service coordination unit’s telephone service are extended to weekdays 9 am–11 am, tel. +358 (0)44-4691 595.

Day activities for the elderly are suspended.

Home delivery meals will be delivered on the agreed upon days primarily to the cool box in front of the front door. Any questions about the meal delivery services should be directed to tel. +358 (0)44-4691 595.


Early childhood education services operate as normally, following the corona virus epidemic instructions on safety and hygiene.


New school year 2020-2021 will start on Thursday 13th of August.


Updated Coronavirus guidelines for the early childhood education and education services.



The libraries in Kalajoki and Himanka are operating according to summer opening hours. The operating hours of the library car will be available on library homepage and libraries.


For more information, please contact the employees of Kalajoki Akatemia.



Kalajoki city hall is open from Monday to Friday 9 am – 3 pm. You should always set up an appointment beforehand.
Employees can be reached by phone and e-mail. Contact information is available at