Diabetes Treatments

The diabetes units provide treatment for type 1 diabetics and those type 2 diabetics who require insulin or other injections. Type 2 diabetics who are on tablet treatment can get treatment, follow-ups, and guidance from their own health center’s public health nurses and doctors.

  • Type 2 diabetics on tablet treatment can book appointments with their own health center’s public health nurse.
  • Type 1 diabetics and type 2 diabetics who require insulin and injection treatment can book appointments for a diabetes nurse from the following diabetes units.

Diabetes Units

Central Vantaa Diabetes Unit

For customers of Hakunila, Länsimäki, and Tikkurila Health Centers:

Tikkurila Health Center
Kielotie 11, Gate A, 3rd floor
01300 Vantaa

Phone consultation hours: Mon-Fri 12:00–13:00
tel. 09 839 23803, 09 839 23991, 09 839 23703, and 09 839 23118

North Vantaa Diabetes Unit

For customers of Koivukylä and Korso Health Centers:

Koivukylä Health Center
Karsikkokuja 15, Gate B, 2nd floor
01360 Vantaa

Phone consultation hours: Mon-Fri 12:00–13:00
tel. 09 8393 7425, 09 8392 4614, 09 8393 2609, and 09 839 32215

West Vantaa Diabetes Unit

For customers of Martinlaakso and Myyrmäki Health Centers:

Myyrmäki Health Center
Jönsaksentie 4, 2nd floor
01600 Vantaa

Phone consultation hours: Mon-Fri 12:00–13:00
tel. 09 8393 5963, 09 8393 4163, and 09 8392 6345

Fundoscopy

Fundoscopy is available for diabetics at Tikkurila Health Center’s HUS Medical Imaging Center fundoscopy service point.

HUS Medical Imaging Center fundoscopy is also available in Espoo. More service points will be opened later, for instance, in Porvoo. Patients can choose the most convenient location for them.

Making the Appointment

First, you need a referral for fundoscopy from a diabetes nurse, a public health nurse, or a doctor. They will also provide you with instructions on the fundoscopy and how to make the appointment for yourself.

You can then make the appointment at the HUS Medical Imaging Center’s appointment service, tel. 09 471 80 900.

For more information, contact your public health nurse or your health center.

Referring Unit

If you have a referral for fundoscopy from a health care provider other than City of Vantaa (such as occupational health care or private health care), you can send it via mail to the following address:

Koivukylän terveysasema, Itä-Vantaan hoitotarvikejakelu
Karsikkokuja 15, 4 krs, 01360 Vantaa
or via fax: 09 839 22637

Foot Care

Foot care is provided at Koivukylä Health Center’s podiatry unit at Karsikkokuja 15, 2nd floor, Gate A.

Appointment Service:
Mon, Tue, and Fri at 10:00–11:00
tel. 09 8392 3063

Foot care is intended only for specific groups:

  • diabetics with an increased risk of developing wounds
  • people with rheumatism and joint changes.

For the first treatment, you need a referral from a diabetes nurse, a public health nurse, or a doctor of your own region.

Sports Pharmacy

The health centers have special sports pharmacies which, in co-operation with the health center staff, provide guidance on exercise. The aim of these sports pharmacies is to activate over 40-year-olds with type 2 diabetes.