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Christmas holidays bring changes to social and health services opening hours

Published 17.12.2018 9.57

During Christmas and New Year, there will be changes in the opening hours of the City of Tampere’s social and health services. Treatment guidance and information on care are available from the health services information and advice centre by calling 03 10023, every day, even during the holidays, from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Valokuva: Verenpaineen mittaaminen Hervannan terveysasemalla.

From 27 December 2018 to 6 January 2019, the health centres will only treat patients in need of urgent care. Patients will be directed to the health centre that can offer service the quickest.

Kämmenniemi and Lielahti health centres are closed from 27 December 2018 to 6 January 2019.

The other city health centres, i.e. Hatanpää, Hervanta, Kaukajärvi, Linnainmaa, Orivesi, Tammelakeskus and Tipotie as well as the outsourced health centres Mehiläinen Oma Lääkärisi Hervanta, city centre and Tesoma are open as usual during weekdays. All health centres are closed on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day (24 December–26 December) as well as New Year’s Day, 1 January 2019. Health centres close at 3 p.m. on New Year’s Eve, 31 December.

Hatanpää urgent care is closed on Christmas Eve, 24 December, but will serve in urgent matters by appointment on 25–26 December and on New Year’s Day, 1 January, 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Urgent care is open on other days from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on weekends from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Appointments for urgent care can be made from the health services information and advice centre on 03 10023. A nurse will estimate the need for care and, if necessary, make an appointment for you.

Exceptional opening hours for social and health services are available on the website

During the Christmas holidays, there will be changes in the operations and opening hours of dental clinics and child welfare clinics, among others. Exceptional opening hours for the city social and health services during the Christmas holidays can be found on the website at

Further information

Chief Physician Kati Myllymäki Tel. 040 801 6905

Photos Opa Latvala