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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.

Counselling Point of social services is open throughout the summer. Number for counselling: 03 5657 0200, Monday - Friday 9 - 15. The Counselling Point at the address Hatanpäänkatu 3 F (3rd floor) is open Monday and Thursday 9 - 15, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9 - 14.

Health counselling by the telephone.

Health centres

The health centres of Hatanpää, Hervanta, Linnainmaa, 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, Kämmenniemi and Lielahti are closed from 7 July to 1 August. During that time patients of Kaukajärvi health centre will be directed for treatment to Hervanta and patients of Lielahti health centre to Tipotie. The customers of Kämmenniemi health centre can call the health care counselling at 03 5657 0023.

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.

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.

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. The phone number is 040 639 7780 (Mon - Fri 8.15 - 15).

Dental clinics

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 10023 or 03 5657 0023, weeknights 5 p.m. - 9 p.m., weekends and mid-week holidays 8 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Other health services

Distribution Point for Medical Supplies is open from 7 June to 8 August Mon - Thu 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Fri 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Family Planning Clinic is closed from 19 July to 1 August.

All maternity and child welfare clinics are open throughout the summer, but their telephone calling times are from 21 June to 15 August Mon - Fri 9.30 - 11. You can get more detailed information about the openin hours from your own clinic. 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.

Student health care in Tullinkulma service unit is normally open until 30 June (Mon - Fri 8.15 - 15.30 and Fri 8.15 - 14.30). Tullinkulma service unit is closed from 1 to 30 July.
Student health care centres in different educational institutions report their summer time services in schools.

Social services

Counselling Point of social services is open throughout the summer. Number for counselling: 03 5657 0200, Monday - Friday 9 - 15. The Counselling Point at the address Hatanpäänkatu F (3rd floor) is open Monday and Thursday 9 - 15, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9 - 14.

Day centres and service centres are open as follows:

  • Lielahti service centre is closed on June 21. - 8.8.2021.
  • Pispa service centre is closed on Saturdays 26.6. - 8.8.2021.
  • Pappilanpuisto service centre is closed on 25.6. - 1.8.2021. Exception: the restaurant is open on weekdays, but closed on Saturdays 25.6. - 8.8.2021.

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 12 to 25 July.

Family Law Services (child welfare officers) are closed from 19 to 30 July.

Multilingual info Mainio is closed from 19 to 31 July. Ask for the appointments and schedules in different languages ​​directly from the advisor.

Patient and social welfare ombudsman

Patient ombudsman's services are not available from 12 to 25 July.

Social welfare ombudsman's services are not available from 21 to 24 June.