South Karelia Social and Health Care District (Eksote) organizes health care services for the students of the Saimaa University of Applied Sciences.

In Lappeenranta, the school health nurse's office is located in LUT's building 7, 2nd floor, room 1. The nurse is available in the office from Monday through Friday between the hours of 9am and 10am without an appointment. The other clinic visits are by appointment only. The nurse is available for phone consultations from 10:30-11:30 am. Tel. +358 40 651 1697.

In case of acute illness, contact local health care center.

Health care center in Sammonlahti: Torpanpellonkatu 2, 53850 Lappeenranta. Call first to get an appointment, Tel. +358 5 352 1300

Health care center in Armila: Armilankatu 44, 53100 Lappeenranta. Call first to get an appointment, Tel. +358 5 352 7260

Contact details of all health care centres: www.eksote.fi

In the evenings, nights and at weekends treatment of emergencies and accidents is provided by South Karelia Central Hospital (Valto Käkelän katu 1, 53130 Lappeenranta). Preferably call +358 5 116 117 before you go.


Dental care
is offered in Central Dental Clinic (Pohjolankatu 14, 53100 Lappeenranta), in Sammonlahti Dental Clinic (Torpanpellonkatu 2, 53850 Lappeenranta) and in Armila Dental Clinic (Armilankatu 44, 53100 Lappeenranta). Call +358 5 352 7059 to get an appointment.


Mental health services
in South Karelia Central Hospital, tel. +358 5 352 4610. Open 24/7.

In Imatra, health care services are offered in Koulukatu 3, 55120 Imatra. The nurse taking care of fine arts students tel. +358 40 544 9098, for hotel and restaurant management students tel. +358 40 5848110.

- opening hours 8 – 11am
- phone hour 11 – 11.30am

In the afternoons and evenings, please contact the Health Care Center Honkaharju: Honkaharju 4, 55800 Imatra, tel. +358 5 352 0980 (open Mon–Fri 8am–4pm, in urgent matters Mon–Fri 4–9 pm, Sat–Sun 8am–9pm).

After 9pm, please contact South Karelia Central Hospital, tel. +358 5 116 117.​ (Valto Käkelän katu 1, 53130 Lappeenranta).


Dental Care
Clinic is located in Heikinkatu 1, Imatra. Call +358 5 352 7059 to get an appointment.


Mental health services
in MTPA-Imatra, tel. +358 40 529 9219 (Tainionkoskentie 1, 55100 Imatra). Open Mon – Thu at 9 am – 3 pm, Fri 9a m – 2 pm. Outside opening hours, please contact South Karelia Central Hospital, tel. +358 5 352 4610.

A student from a non-EU country must have a valid health insurance that covers medical costs. (take a copy from your passport and insurance papers with you when you visit nurse).

Remember to register as a person living in Finland in register office, Maistraatti.

The costs for health care services depend on your insurance and the decision of register office.

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