Rheumatologist services

A rheumatologist investigates and treats different kinds of inflammatory joint diseases (rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, etc.), collagenosis (such as DLE and Sjögren's syndrome), polymyalgia rheumatic, and other conditions which cause pain in the musculoskeletal system (such as fibromyalgia and arthrosis).

Rheumatologists receive many patients who have been referred by other medical specialists or who have been transferred from specialist care to primary care monitoring in the public healthcare sector.  

Rheumatologists often refer their patients for laboratory tests or X-ray examinations. The results are discussed during the following appointment.



Make an appointment online or by calling 09 7750 800. You can also make an appointment at the reception desk at any Diacor medical centre. 


If you have insurance that might cover the treatment, please bring your insurance information (company, insurance number) to your appointment.


Please bring any relevant test results and case histories. 


When paying, you can also schedule appointments for any laboratory tests or X-ray examinations that your rheumatologist has prescribed for you.


A private physician sets his or her own rates, so the prices may vary depending on how long the appointment takes, for instance. You can get information about a particular physician’s rates online or when you make an appointment.
A rheumatologist appointment of less than 30 minutes normally costs around 100 €, but a Social Insurance Institution reimbursement of 16,50 € is directly subtracted from the price. The customer pays 83,50 € plus an administrative fee, which currently amounts to 17,50 €. In this example, the customer therefore pays 101 € for the visit. Any necessary examinations are billed separately. 

Medical centres


Alppikatu 2 B, 2nd and 3rd floors
00530 Helsinki

Monday - Wednesday 7.30-19
Thursday - Friday 7.30-16
30.4.-1.5. Closed
24.5. 7.30-16
25.5. Closed

Iso Omena

Commercial Centre Iso Omena
Piispansilta 9, 2nd floor
02230 Espoo

Monday - Friday 7.30-20 
Saturday - Sunday 10-17
30.4.-1.5. 10-17
25.5. 10-17


Tallinnanaukio 4 A
00930 Helsinki

Monday - Thursday 7.30-20
Friday 7.30-18
Saturday - Sunday 10-16
30.4.-1.5. 10-16
24.5. 7.30-18
25.5. 10-16


Keskuskatu 7
00100 Helsinki

Monday - Thursday 7-20
Friday 7-19
Saturday 9-18
Sunday 12-18
30.4.-1.5. 12-18
25.5. 12-18


Shopping Center Sello, Ratsutori
Leppävaarankatu 7 A, 2nd floor
02600 Espoo

Monday - Thursday  7.30-20
Friday 7.30-18
Saturday 9-16
30.4.-1.5. Closed
24.5. 7.30-18
25.5. Closed


Porkkalankatu 22 A
00180 Helsinki

Monday - Thursday 7.30-20
Friday 7.30-18
30.4.-1.5. Closed
6.5. 9-14
24.5. 7.30-18
25.5. Closed


Shopping centre AINOA
Länsituuli 7, 02100 Espoo

Monday - Friday  7.30-21
Saturday 9-18
Sunday 12-18
30.4.-1.5. 12-18
25.5. 12-18


Julkunen Heikki

Rheumatologist, Internist

MD, Docent, Specialist in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology

Kemppainen Ari

Rheumatologist, Internist

Lic. Med., Specialist in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. Rheumatic diseases, joint injections

Möttönen Timo


Professor, Specialist in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology

Pirilä Laura

Rheumatologist, Geriatrician, Internist

Docent, Specialist in Internal Medicine, Geriatrics and Rheumatology

Pöllänen Jari

Rheumatologist, Internist

MD, Specialist in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology. Rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, biologic medicine for rheumatic diseases, joint injections, connective tissue diseases, Sjögren's syndrome, vasculitis, osteoporosis, cardiovascular risk factors