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Responsible for the service City of Helsinki

Emergency services social work

  • Service
  • Helsinki
  • Public service

Emergency services social work carries out a comprehensive social work during the office hours at Haartman and Malmi Emergency Clinics and at emergency and monitoring wards according to the Social Welfare Act.

Our primary task is to assess the need of urgent social welfare and start the needed social services.

We are working closely with the health care staff at HUS and with Senior Info and adult social services.

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

The service is provided byCity of Helsinki
Responsible for the serviceCity of Helsinki
Area Helsinki
Available languagesFinnish, Swedish
Text edited by: City of Helsinki
Updated: 5/18/2021