Get ready for the summer: check your prescriptions and vaccinations
Now is a good moment to check that you have renewed your prescriptions for the summer and that you have all vaccinations and medical certificates needed for your travels before health centres’ summer closure in July. The easiest way to renew a prescription is through the omakanta.fi service.
Four city health centres will serve the people of Tampere throughout the summer: Hatanpää, Hervanta, Tammelakeskus, and Tipotie. Also the Orivesi health centre will be open all summer. The other health centres, i.e. the Atala, Kaukajärvi, Kämmenniemi, Lielahti, Linnainmaa, and Tesoma centres, will be closed for five weeks from the beginning of July. All health centres will again be open according to their regular opening hours from Monday 7 August 2017 onwards.
The outsourced Omapihlaja Kehräsaari health centre will be closed from 26 June–23 July and Omapihlaja Hervanta health centre from 3 July–6 August.
When these centres are closed, patients will be directed for treatment at the open city health centres. You can make an appointment by calling the health services information and advice line (03) 10023, which is open every day from 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.
Only patients requiring urgent care will be treated during the period 3 July–6 August.
You can pre-book appointments for health centre nurses also during the summer closure. Nurses assess the required treatment, if any, and attend to minor injuries and illnesses. They can also write certificates for short sick leaves and provide treatment instructions.
Normal appointments will resume in mid-July. During the summer closure, the Atala health centre will move to the Linnainmaa health centre at Kirviälänkatu 2.
Exceptional summer opening hours of the city social and health services can all be found in the address www.tampere.fi/en/social-and-health-services/summer-breaks.
Text Marika Haapala
Photos Opa Latvala