Vinkkari - Vantaa's health and social counseling unit

At Vinkkari, you can:

  • replace used syringes and other drug paraphernalia with new ones,
  • get information on diseases transmitted by blood and on sexually transmitted diseases,
  • get information on health risks related to substance abuse,
  • get counseling about how you can reduce or quit your risky behavior,
  • get information on treatment places, applying for treatment and social services,
  • have hepatitis A and B vaccinations, and
  • take hepatitis and HIV tests.

Who are our services meant for?

  • The services are meant for users of intravenous drugs.
  • The services are free of charge, and you can use an alias when transacting with us.
  • Our employees are health-care and social-services professionals who are bound by professional secrecy.
  • Also non-residents can come to Vinkkari.