Health services

All health services in Pro-tukipiste are free of charge, confidential and anonymous. Our services are aimed at people who work in sex and erotic industry. Health services are available in Helsinki, Tampere and Turku during drop-in hours without an appointment. You can also book an appointment beforehand. You can check our drop-in hours and instructions on how to book an appointment from our Contact page.

Health counselling

In Pro-tukipiste you can speak with our nurse or medical doctor about topics such as:

  • sexually transmitted diseases
  • sexuality and gender
  • contraception
  • drug and alcohol use
  • mental health and wellbeing
  • healthy life style
  • Finnish health services

Testing and vaccinations

Pro-tukipiste in Helsinki and Tampere offers anonymous and free of charge:

  • hiv and syphilis tests
  • chlamydia and gonorrhoea tests
  • pregnancy tests
  • hepatitis A & B vaccinations

In Pro-tukipiste Turku health services are available through a partnership agreement with Finnish Red Cross’s Plus point situated near our office. You can get an anonymous and free of charge:

  • hiv-tests
  • chlamydia and gonorrhoea tests

Health services during the Drop-in

  • Helsinki: Our nurse is available during drop-in on Mondays and Thursdays between 12 – 4 pm. Our doctor is present twice a month. Exact times when our doctor is available you can find from our Events page.
  • Tampere: Our nurse is available during drop-in on Thursdays between 3.30 – 7pm.
  • Turku: Our nurse is available during drop-in on Tuesdays between 4–7 pm.  Testing is available, in partnership with Finnish Red Cross’s Plus point, on Tuesdays between 5 – 7 pm.

Health services via an appointment

It’s advisable to book an appointment in following situations:

  • you are not able to visit us during our drop-in hours
  • you want to visit us more privately without having to rush
  • coming to visit Pro-tukipiste is nerve-racking for you

You can check how to book an appointment and find contact details for Pro-tukipiste workers from Contact page.

You can also get free of charge:

  • condoms
  • lubricants
  • clean needles, syringes and other equipment associated with safer injecting. You can also return your used injecting equipment to us.