Client and doctor sitting opposite each other at the Kämmenniemi health centre..

Summer breaks of social and health services

During the summer holidays, some of the social and health services are closed or have reduced activities or only emergency services.

Health care counselling gives guidance and instructions in case of acute illnesses every day 7 - 22 also in summertime. When a person living in Tampere falls ill, he/she should call health care counselling at 03 5657 0023. Health care counselling nurses provide treatment instructions and guide the patient to the correct health care facility.

Health care counselling

Counselling Point of social services in Sarvis is open throughout the summer. Number for counselling: 03 5657 0200, Mon - Fri 9 - 15 and on Tues 9 - 17.30. The Point is open at the address Hatanpäänkatu 3 F (3rd floor) Mon - Tues and Thurs - Fri 9 - 14. The other adult social work service points serve as follows:

  • The service point at Hervanta Health Centre is open Mon - Tues 9 - 14, closed from 27 June to 10 July.
  • The service point at Hervanta Community Centre L8 / Kototori is open Tues and Thus 9 - 15, closed from 11 to 24 July.
  • The service point at Linnainmaa Health Centre is open Thus - Fri 9 - 14, closed from 11 to 24 July.
  • The service point at Tesoma Welfare Center is open Mon - Tues and Thus - Fri 9 - 14, closed from 6 to 12 June and from 1 to 7 August.

Counselling and guidance offered by social services

Health centres

The health centres of Hatanpää, Hervanta, Linnainmaa, Orivesi, Tammelakeskus and Tipotie are open throughout the summer. The health centres are open Mon - Thu 8 - 16, Fri and days before public holidays 8 - 15.

The health centres of Kaukajärvi and Lielahti are closed from 24 June to 31 July. The health centre of Kämmenniemi is closed from 4 to 31 July. Clients of Lielahti, Kaukajärvi and Kämmenniemi health centres can contact Hervanta, Tipotie and Linnainmaa health centres in urgent cases when their own health centres are closed. Any calls made to these closed health centres are forwarded automatically to the closest open health centre.

The outsourced health clinics Mehiläinen Tampere Hervanta, keskusta (Finlayson) and Tesoma serve throughout the summer. The health centres of Mehiläinen Tampere Hervanta and keskusta are open Mon - Thu 8 - 16, Fri and days before public holidays 8 - 15. Mehiläinen Tampere Tesoma is open Mon - Fri 8 - 16.

On the day before Midsummer’s Eve on 23 June 2022, health centres close already at 3 p.m. During Midsummer’s Eve on 24 June 2022, all the health centres, including the Hatanpää Emergency Clinic, are closed.

From 27 June to 31 July 2022, all health centres will primarily treat patients in need of urgent care. During this time, you will also be unable to use the online contact form meant for non-urgent cases. It is recommended to renew prescriptions as soon as possible. The easiest way to renew prescriptions is through the Omakanta digital service (My Kanta Pages).

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.

Health centres

Dental clinics

Dental clinics are closed as follows:

  • Ahvenisjärvi dental clinic is closed 27.6. - 29.7.2022
  • Hatanpää dental clinic is closed 6. - 10.6. ja 27.6. - 5.8.2022
  • Hervanta dental clinic is closed 18. - 22.7. ja 1. - 5.8.2022  
  • Kaukajärvi dental clinic is closed 4.7. - 26.8.2022 
  • Lielahti dental clinic is closed 11. - 29.7.2022
  • Nekala dental clinic is closed 4. - 22.7.2022
  • Teisko dental clinic is closed 27.6. - 29.7.2022
  • Tesoma dental clinic is closed 18. - 22.7.2022
  • Tipotie dental clinic is closed 1. - 5.8.2022
  • Vuores dental clinic is closed 11.7. - 5.8.2022

The need for treatment is assessed on the phone and the customers are placed in a treatment queue according to the urgency.

Centralised appointment service: tel. 03 5657 0100, Mon - Fri 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Urgent dental care appointments:
- tel. 03 5657 0111, Mon - Fri 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. and
- tel. 03 5657 0023, weeknights 5 p.m. - 9 p.m., weekends and mid-week holidays 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Dental and oral health

Services for children, young people and families

Child protection helpline is open throughout the summer: phone 040 568 5520 (no text messages), Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri 9 - 15 and Wed 10 - 15. At other times, call the Social welfare and crisis helpline on 0500 625 990.

Child and adolescent outpatient clinic is closed from 11 to 29 July.

Child and adolescent outpatient clinic

Family counselling services are not available from 11 to 24 July.

Family counselling clinic

Family Law Services (child welfare officers) are closed from 18 to 30 July.

Family Planning Clinic is closed from 25 to 29 July.

Family work in accordance with the Social Welfare Act is closed from 11 to 24 July.

Student health care is closed from 1 to 31 July.

Student health care

Social services for adults

The telephone service of the Pirkanmaa Family Care and Personal Assistance Center will be open from 20 June to 12 August 2022 on weekdays from 9 am to 12 noon, except Tue from 1 pm to 4 pm.

Services for the elderly

The Local Squares (lähitorit) are open all summer, except for Lielahti Local Square. You can get guidance and advice from the Local Squares throughout the summer.

Lielahti Local Square is closed from June 24 to 31 July.

Pappilanpuisto Local Square serves from 1 June to 31 August Mon - Fri 8 - 15 and Sat 10 a- 13. The restaurant and Local Square are closed on Saturdays from 25 June to 6 August.

Pispa Local Square serves from 1 June to 31 July Mon - Fri 8 - 15. The restaurant and Local Square are closed on Saturdays from 24 June to 31 July.

Services for people with disabilities

The work and day units for mentally disabled people (Hehku, Nuutisarka, Pappilanpuisto, Tuomikallio and Wärjäämö) are closed from 27 June to 1 August.

Hospital services

The Geriatric Outpatient Clinic at Hatanpää Park Hospital is closed from 11 to  24 July.

Other health services

The Assistive equipment unit is open from 27 June to 7 August otherwise normally, but on Wednesdays the unit is open 8 - 16 (closed on Wednesdays 16 - 18). On 23.6.2022, the unit will be closed at 14.

Assistive equipment service

Distribution Point for Medical Supplies serves normally from 27 June to 31 July, but on Wednesdays the point is open 8 - 16 (not 8 - 18).

Physiotherapy is available as usual, but with reduced services at the health centres in Hatanpää, Hervanta, Linnainmaa, Orivesi, Tammelakeskus and Tipotie. Physiotherapy at the Lielahti health centre is closed from 24 June to 31 July.

Physiotherapy

Patient and social welfare ombudsman

Patient ombudsman's services are not available from 20 to 29 July.

Patient ombudsman

Social welfare ombudsman's services are not available from 20 June to 1 July.

Social welfare ombudsman

Updated 20.6.2022