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The helpline numbers are there for you

When you call one of the non-urgent helplines, you keep the Emergency Response Centres' lines free for those who have real emergencies. If a tree falls across the road, for example, this is not an emergency unless there is a direct risk to people or the environment for some other reason.

Only call 112 in a pressing emergency. This way you can give a chance to someone who is facing a real emergency. Thank you for helping!

The helplines that you can call if your need for help is not urgent are there to provide information to citizens and reduce the number of unnecessary emergency calls.

Police Customer Service

The service provides general advice on non-urgent matters.
Call and ask! The police will help you.

  • call 0295 419800
  • on weekdays from 8:00 to 16:15

Medical Helpline (In Finnish)

You can call the Medical Helpline if you have a sudden health problem and need emergency care services. Also guidance to social welfare services.

  • call 116 117
  • open 24/7

Maritime search and rescue (In Finnish)

Help for those in distress or danger at sea.

  • call 0294 1000
  • open 24/7

Poison Information Centre

Help with preventing and treating sudden cases of poisoning.
Call the centre and ask for advice if you suspect a poisoning.

  • call 0800 147 111
  • open 24/7

Helpline for children and young people 

The Mannerheim League for Child Welfare is the largest child welfare organization in Finland.


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Crisis Helpline

The Crisis Helpline allows you to discuss your thoughts, feelings and situation in life with a crisis worker or a trained volunteer confidentially. You can call anonymously.

  • call 09 2525 0113

Public Service Info

Guidance for users of public services.

  • call 0295 000
  • open Mon–Fri from 8:00 to 21:00 and Sat from 9:00 to 15:00


Domestic violence helpline.

  • call 080 005 005, free of charge
  • open 24/7

Ministry for Foreign Affairs’ 24/7 service 

Advice for Finnish citizens who encounter emergencies and crises abroad.

  • call +358 9 160 55555
  • open 24/7

Missing child hotline

Missing child European hotline for non-urgent situations.

  • call 116 000
  • open 24/7