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Summer breaks of social and health services

Telephone health service 03 10023 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 10023. Health care counselling nurses provide treatment instructions, guide the patient to the correct health care facility, when necessary, and make doctor's appointments.

Counselling Point of social services (Hatanpäänkatu 3J) is open throughout the summer. Number for counselling: 03 5657 0200, Monday - Friday 9 - 14.

Health centres

Valokuva: Lääkäri puhelimessa.

The health centres of Hatanpää, Hervanta, Linnainmaa, Tammelakeskus and Tipotie are open throughout the summer.
The health centre of Kämmenniemi is closed from 1 July to 4 August. The health centres of Kaukajärvi and Lielahti are closed from 15 to 28 July. When these centres are closed, patients will be directed for treatment at the open city health centres.

The outsourced health clinics Mehiläinen Oma Lääkärisi keskusta and Hervanta and Oma Lääkärisi Tesoma serve throughout the summer.

The health centres that are open in the summer only treat patients in need of urgent care. Patients are referred to the health centre offering the earliest available appointment.

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.

Normal, non-urgent appointments can be booked from 11 July onwards.

Appointments to health centres can be made at health care counselling, tel. 03 10023. It is open daily 7 am - 10 pm.

Mental health and abuse services

The Ensio early access service is a walk-in clinic: it can be accessed by any Tampere or Orivesi residents who require mental health or abuse services. The Ensio early access service is open during the morning from Monday to Friday at 8.15 - 11 and can be accessed by patients without a referral or appointment. Contacts concerning underage persons (13 - 17 years old) should be taken by calling the phone number 040 639 7780 (Mon - Fri 8.15 - 15).

In acute mental distress, please contact the Acute psychiatric clinic.

Psychiatric and substance abuse centre and the psychiatric units of Sarvis and Tipotie operate throughout the summer.

Dental clinics

The dental clinics that are open in the summer (expecially during the period 15 July to 4 August) only treat patients in need of urgent dental care. Appointments to all dental clinics can be made at 03 5657 0100 Mon - Fri, 8 am - 5 pm.

The following dental clinics serve throughout the summer:
- ER Acuta, Teiskontie 35
- Hervanta Dental Clinic, Insinöörinkatu 38
- Suupoli, FinnMedi1, Arvo Ylpön katu 6
- Tammela Dental Clinic, Ilmarinkatu 16 D
- Tullinkulma Dental Clinic (Hammareninkatu 2 B, 5th floor)
- Tipotien Dental Clinic, Tipotie 4 (3rd floor)

Some of the dental clinics are closed as follows:
- Lielahti Dental Clinic is closed from 15 to 21 July and from 29 July to 4 August.
- Linnainmaa Dental Clinic is closed from 22 to 28 July.
- Hatanpää Dental Clinic is closed from 22 July to 4 August.

The rest of the dental clinics serve during the summertime according to the working arrangements of the personnel.

Those in need of urgent first aid may call ER Acuta for an appointment:
- Mon - Fri 8 am - 6 pm, tel. 03 5657 0111
- Mon - Fri 6 pm - 9 pm, during weekends and midweek holidays, appointments can be made at health care counselling, tel. 03 10023.

Other health services

Family Planning Clinic is closed from 22 to 28 July.

There are short breaks at the small maternity and child welfare clinics during the summer months (June, July and August). Your own nurse will advise of these breaks. If the nurse is on holiday, the telephone call is redirected to another nurse or the answering machine will tell you to which number you can call.

Pispala clinic is closed from 8 to 21 July. The clients are contucted to Pyynikki clinic.
Hallila clinic is closed from 22 to 28 July. The clients are contucted to Muotiala clinic.

Student health care is closed from 1 to 31 July.

Social services

Counselling Point of social services is open throughout the summer.

Day centres and service centres for the elderly are open in the following way:

  • Lielahti service centre is closed from 21 June to 4 August.
  • Pappilanpuisto service centre is closed from 24 June to 28 July.
  • Pispa service centre is open normally on weekdays (at 8 - 16), but closed on weekends during the period from 21 June to 4 August.
  • The City block club Peipontupa is closed from 8 July to 4 August.

Family Centre Nopea operates throughout the summer: you can call the number 040 800 4735 or send a message, the email address is nopea(at)tampere.fi.

Family counselling services are not available from 8 to 21 July.

Family Law Services (child welfare officers) are closed from 15 to 28 July. Even so you can call and arrange an appointment: tel. 040 660 1583, Monday, Tuesday and Friday 9 - 11 (the calling times from 3 June to 2 August). Supervised visitations are not arranged from 1 to 28 July.

Migration Info Centre Mainio is closed from 1 to 15 July.

Patient and social welfare ombudsman

Patient ombudsman's services are not available from 19 July to 2 August.

Social welfare ombudsman's services are not available from 29 July to 2 August.