Emergency physician services
- Public service
Emergency health care is for people who need emergency treatment and care. Patients are examined and treated in order of urgency.
Patients requiring immediate treatment, such as heart attack or stroke patients, are given priority. Others are examined in order of arrival.
Do the following
Your own Health Centre is open from Monday to Thursday 8–16 and on Fridays 8–14, and is the place to go when you need urgent care during these times.
In the evenings, at night and at weekends, emergency health care is given at the Accident & Emergency Clinic of the Vaasa Central Hospital’s Y building.
If you are not sure whether your symptoms require emergency care, please call your own Health Centre during office hours and outside these hours call the emergency care helpline at 06 213 1001.
Appointments for Health Centres cannot be made or cancelled at the Accident & Emergency Clinic, nor are laboratory or other results given here; instead, you can get them from your own Health Centre during office hours.
Prescriptions are not renewed at the Accident & Emergency Clinic.
To whom and on what terms
A fee is charged for the service.
Emergency services provide acute patient care. The need for treatment may be caused by a sudden illness or injury, deterioration of a long-term illness or functional capacity. The emergency services treat all patients in need of urgent help, regardless of their place of residence.
A nurse or a physician assesses the need for care and the urgency. In non-urgent matters, please to go a health centre during normal business hours.
Emergency services are available 24/7. 24/7 emergency services are provided in large health centres and hospitals.