Kainuu Social and Health Care
Kainuu Social Welfare and Health Care Joint Authority (Kainuun sote) provides all the social welfare and health care services for the municipalities of Hyrynsalmi, Kajaani, Kuhmo, Paltamo, Ristijärvi, Sotkamo and Suomussalmi. In Puolanka, the organisation provides only the special health care services and and environmental health care services. Kainuu is a forerunner in Finland in terms of integrating primary health care services with specialized medical care as well as social services. Kainuun sote is the biggest employer in the region with about 3 700 employees.
On the organisation website, you’ll find information on all their services. Some of the contents are available in English.
The Services in Puolanka
The social and welfare services in Puolanka are described on their own website.