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First aid and emergency services

General emergency number and ambulance service: 112
Always call 112 in urgent emergency situations, such as in case of a sudden attack of illness, or if someone’s life is in danger. If you are unsure whether a situation is an emergency or not, it is always better to call and ask. The emergency services helpline will assess what kind of help is needed and will give you advice.

Poison Information Centre : tel. 0800 147 111 (the call is free of charge) or 09 471 977, open 24/7

Emergency services during office hours

The following services are available during office hours, that is, between 8 and 16.

Vets
Tel. 03 5654 4780, appointments and inquires, on weekdays 8 - 15

Urgent dental treatment
Tel. 03 5657 0111, Monday to Friday 8 - 18

Child protection
Social stand-by service, tel 040 568 5520, on weekdays 9 - 15

Urgent mental health care
Tel. 040 806 2606, nurse on duty on weekdays 8 - 15

Social services
Social stand-by service functions round the clock (24 h): tel. 0500 625 990.

First aid of health services
Those needing urgent care must, in the first instance, go to the health centre of their housing district. For example sudden respiratory inflammations, back pain, sprains and children’s ear infections are treated at health centres. First Aid Unit Acuta treats Tampere residents in case of a sudden illness or injury. In case of acute illness you may come directly, without appointment, to the First Aid Unit. The unit is open round the clock.

If a patient urgently needs to consult a doctor, he or she books the appointment from the Health care counselling, tel. 03 10023, daily 7 - 22.

Emergency services during evening and night hours

The following services are available outside office hours:

Vets
On weekdays 15 - 08, on weekend and days preceding a public holiday:
Tel. 03 565 44700 and 03 565 44777

Urgent dental treatment
Monday to Friday 18 - 21, on weekends and midweek holidays, appointments are given by the Telephone Health Service from 8 - 21, tel. 03 10023.

Child protection
Social stand-by service functions round the clock (24 h): tel. 0500 625 990.

Urgent mental health care
In acute mental distress, please contact quickly First Aid Unit Acuta (24 h), tel. 03 311 611 or call emergency number 112.

Sobering up shelter for adolescents
The Sobering up shelter for adolescents functions inside the Social stand-by service at night during the weekends. Its services are intended for drunken teenagers under 18 between Friday and Saturday from 8 pm to 8 am and between Saturday and Sunday from 8 pm to 8 am. You can take contact by calling number 040 806 3515.

Social services
Social stand-by service functions round the clock (24 h): tel. 0500 625 990.

First aid of health services
First Aid Unit Acuta treats Tampere residents in case of a sudden illness or injury.
In case of acute illness you may come directly, without appointment, to the First Aid Unit.
The unit is open round the clock.