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Information about the wellbeing services county of North Ostrobothnia

The wellbeing services county of North Ostrobothnia, Pohde, is one of the 21 wellbeing services counties in Finland. Pohde is responsible for organising public health, social and rescue services in North Ostrobothnia. We have over 18 000 professionals from different fields, who work together to offer high quality well-being services for all residents in the area.

The responsibilities of every wellbeing services county in Finland include:

• Primary healthcare
• Specialised healthcare
• Social welfare
• Services for children, young people and families
• Services for working-age people
• Mental health and substance abuse services
• Services for persons with disabilities
• Student welfare
• Rescue services
• Prehospital emergency medical services

The wellbeing services county of North Ostrobothnia consists of 30 municipalities: Alavieska, Haapajärvi, Haapavesi, Hailuoto, Ii, Kalajoki, Kempele, Kuusamo, Kärsämäki, Liminka, Lumijoki, Merijärvi, Muhos, Nivala, Oulainen, Oulu, Pudasjärvi, Pyhäjoki, Pyhäjärvi, Pyhäntä, Raahe, Reisjärvi, Sievi, Siikajoki, Siikalatva, Taivalkoski, Tyrnävä, Utajärvi, Vaala and Ylivieska.

Kartta alueista.

Vanhempi pariskunta ulkoilee meren rannassa.
Our shared values and objectives guide our everyday activities

Wellbeing, health and safety – built together. This is our service promise, defined in our strategy. The focus and principles of our strategy enable the service promise to be fulfilled.

In North Ostrobothnia, we believe that the base for good daily life is built on preventative measures, selfdirected risk management, and functional services close to the people. Together we will succeed!

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