Christmas season changes opening hours of city social and health services
Published 18.12.2017 12.29
Chistmas season changes opening hours of city social and health services. Treatment guidance and information on care are also available from the health services information and advice centre in Christmas and New Year’s day from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Between 25 December 2017 and 7 January 2018, the health centres in the city of Tampere will only treat patients in need of urgent care. Patients requiring acute care will be directed to the health centre that offers the earliest available appointment.
Of the city health centres, those of Kämmenniemi and Tesoma will be closed between 25 December 2017 and 7 January 2018. Omapihlaja Hervanta is closed from 25 December until 31 December 2017. Other city health centres and the Kehräsaari office of Omapihlaja will observe normal opening hours between Christmas and New Year’s Day. The health centres will already close at 3 p.m. on the day preceding Epiphany Eve 5 January 2018.
Days just before and after New Year’s Day are busy at health centres and non-urgent appointments are no longer available. Also remember that you may have to queue when calling the health services information and advice line.
While the service is closed, prescriptions can only be renewed for compelling reasons through either the patient’s health centre’s prescription renewal phone service or the pharmacy. More information on prescription renewal is available from health care counselling services.
Exceptional opening hours of the city social and health services can all be found in the address www.tampere.fi/en/social-and-health-services/turn-of-the-year.html:
Text Marika Haapala
Photos Opa Latvala