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Immigrants’ first-phase services

Social services

Immigrants’ Social Services of the Beginning Stage
Tel. 040 806 2771, advice service on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9 - 11
Sarvis Social Office
Postal address Hatanpäänkatu 3 F
33900 Tampere

The social services of immigrants in the beginning stage are primarily intended for the refugees moved to Tampere or for other immigrants requiring specific support.

You can take contact by telephone or you can come personally to the advice point at Sarvis. Handling of issues mainly takes place by appointment and with the assistance of an interpreter.

You get support to become integrated in Tampere and the Finnish society and to get along independently in daily issues. We provide information on the services provided by the city and we guide you in the application for them. We carry out multi-professional cooperation with the clients, various authorities and organizations.

The services of the beginning stage include:

  • General guiding and advising of the clients
  • Assessment of the need for services and social work
  • Financial advising and living allowance
  • Group information sessions
  • Advising in housing issues

The social services of the immigrants in the beginning stage are a part of the unit of assessment of the need for services and client advising point of the Adult Social Work Services.

First-phase medical consultation by a nurse

The first-phase medical consultation of the nurse for refugees is located in Hervanta. Newcomers undergo a medical examination and in urgent cases treatment is provided.

First-phase medical consultation of the immigrants by a nurse
Hervanta Health Centre
33720 Tampere

Entrance by the main door of the Health Centre, and then to the right


The morning reception of the nurse without appointment: Monday - Friday 8 - 9. In other times, the nurse is available only by appointment: Monday to Thursday 8 - 15, Friday and holiday eves 8 - 13.30.

To make an appointment with the nurse
Practical nurse: Tel. 040 639 7127
Nurse: Tel. 050 561 3229
Psychiatric nurse: Tel. 040 639 7120

The necessity to consult a doctor will be clarified during the consultation with the nurse. To consult a doctor, an appointment is always required.

Mental health services for immigrants

The Psychiatric Clinic for Immigrants provides care and evaluation of the need for treatment for the asylum seekers and refugees who have recently moved into the country.

Specialized doctor Tapio Halla