Screenings

Screenings are medical examinations aimed at the whole population or specific groups of people. The objective is to discover people who have symptomless diseases, diseases at a preliminary stage, or an increased risk of a disease.

Screenings are an important part in maintaining the population’s health and wellbeing. The objective of the screenings is to identify abnormalities and start treatment early and, thereby, improve the prognosis.

The city of Vantaa arranges the following screenings according to the national screening program¹:

Participation to screenings is voluntary. In order to make an informed decision on your participation, you should get enough information on the effectiveness, advantages, and disadvantages of the screening. The invitation includes additional information. You can also visit the counseling bureau (screenings during pregnancy) and the attached links for more information.

¹According to the Health Care Act, municipalities have to arrange screenings for its inhabitants in accordance with the national screening program defined in the Government Decree on Screenings (Health Care Act 1326/2010, Government Decree on Screenings 339/2011).

Mammography

A mammogram screening is used to examine breasts, so that possible cancer would be found at an early stage. If breast cancer is discovered early, the prognosis is very good.

Screening invitations are sent to female residents aged 50–69. If you are in this age group, you will receive an invitation for a mammogram every two years.

In 2020, invitations to mammography will be sent to female Vantaa residents born in even years between 1952-1970. The invitations will be sent via mail according to the information registered in the Digital and Population Data Services Agency’s information system.

Vantaa residents’ mammography screenings are provided by Terveystalo Oy. The screenings are free of charge for customers.

  • Terveystalo Kamppi, Jaakonkatu 3, 2nd floor (Graniittitalo), 00100 Helsinki
  • Terveystalo Keskuskatu, Keskuskatu 7, 00100 Helsinki
  • Terveystalo Tripla, Pasilan asema-aukio 1 c, 5th floor, 00520 Helsinki
  • Terveystalo Tikkurila, Ratatie 11, 7th floor, 01300 Vantaa
  • Terveystalo Myyrmäki, Kauppakeskus Myyrmanni, 3rd floor Iskoskuja 3, 01600 Vantaa

You can give feedback about the service provider by sending an email at kirjaamo(at)vantaa.fi. Write "mammogram screening" in the subject line.

Changing mammography appointments and inquiries

You can change or cancel a screening appointment reserved for you.

Inquiries, changes of appointments, cancelations, tel. 045 7734 9975, Mon-Fri at 8-20. You can also change your appointment online; see instructions in the invitation.

We ask those with an order of non-disclosure contact us by phone to make a screening appointment.

You can give feedback about the service provider by sending an email at kirjaamo(at)vantaa.fi. Write "mammogram screening" in the subject line.

PAP Test

The purpose of PAP test screening is to detect tissue changes that precede cervical cancer. The development of cancer can be prevented with early treatment.

Screening invitations are sent to female residents aged 30–60. If you are in this age group, you will receive an invitation for a PAP test every five years.

In 2020, screening invitations will be sent to women born in 1955, 1960, 1965, 1970, 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, and 1995. The invitations are sent via mail according to the information registered in the Population Information System.

Please note: If you have prohibited the disclosure of your data, your address information cannot be used, and you will not receive a screening invitation. In that case, you can make an appointment at HUSLAB on weekdays from 8:00 to 15:00 by calling 09 471 86800.

The screenings are free of charge for customers. The results and possible referrals to further examinations will be sent to you via mail.

Make an Appointment for PAP Test Screening

Make an appointment

PAP test screenings are done at HUSLAB laboratories. HUSLAB has several service points in the metropolitan area. For more information on the examination, scheduling, and results, call 09 471 86800 or visit HUSLAB’s website.

You can give feedback about the service provider by sending an email at kirjaamo(at)vantaa.fi. Write "PAP test screening" in the subject line.