Helsinki offers free-of-charge contraception for those under the age of 25. Free-of-charge contraception is offered to everyone under the age of 25 (including those who have used contraceptive pills/a vaginal ring, IUD or contraceptive implant before) as well as non-local students or those who have chosen Helsinki’s health center services.

You can get free-of-charge contraception:

Under 25 year

  • Contraceptive pills or a vaginal ring for one year from the basic range of medicinal products
  • A copper or hormone IUD as well as a contraceptive implant up to the age of 25
  • Condoms are available from health care units

Over 25 year

  • Your first a copper or hormone IUD or contraceptive implant
  • If you have not used contraceptive pills or vaginal ring before, you will get a 3-month trial from the public health nurse. At the same time, you will agree how you get the rest of the supply.

How to proceed?

Contact the nurse at Arcada and book an appointment to get more information about contraception. Please fill the Contraception Anamnesis form and bring it with you to the appointment.

You can also contact the Centralized Contraceptive Advice Service, tel. 09 310 45566. In case you need to renew you receipt take contact for your local health station.

Contact the Centralised Contraceptive Advice Service in all the situations listed below.

Inserting a IUD/coil or a birth control implant is made by the doctor in Centralized Contraceptive Center in Kalasatama. Before installing the coil or birth control implant you will need to meet with the nurse at Arcada or in the health center.

Contact information for the Centralised Contraceptive Advice Service:

p. 09 310 45566, Mon–Thu between 8–14 and Fri between 8–12

Työpajankatu 14 A, Helsingfors

More information about contraception.