Pohde logo.The reform of health, social and rescue services    

Healthcare, social welfare, and rescue services will move from the responsibility of the City of Oulu to the wellbeing services county of North Ostrobothnia (Pohde) from the beginning of 2023. Read more about the reform (pohde.fi)


Health centres generally only renew the prescriptions of patients who are treated at the health centre for an illness. Prescriptions written at the health centre can be renewed for example at doctor's appointment, via telephone, via pharmacy or via web service Kanta.

Oulu uses electronic prescriptions. Read more about electronic prescriptions (kanta.fi).

For more information on prescriptions contact your local health centre.