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Emergency services social work

  • Service
  • Helsinki
  • Public service

Social work of emergency services responds to the social work needs, which have occurred during the hospital treatment, of patients at Haartman and Malmi Emergency Hospitals. Social workers guide and counsel the patients and their close relatives and attempt to ensure the necessary further services. Solutions to the situation that makes the life of the patient difficult are sought in cooperation with the other worker groups at the hospital through a multidisciplinary team, utilising the competence of various authorities and partners.

To whom and on what terms

The service is only for citizens of Helsinki.

Background information

You should contact the social welfare emergency services when urgent help is needed in such issues as child welfare, family crises, domestic violence, life management, mental health or substance abuse. Social welfare emergency services are provided round the clock.

Social welfare emergency services work together with emergency health care, rescue services, the police, the Emergency Response Centre and other authorities.

Basic information

Responsible for the serviceCity of Helsinki
The service is provided byCity of Helsinki
Area Helsinki
Available languagesFinnish, Swedish
Text edited by: City of Helsinki
Updated: 1/7/2019