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Mental health services for adults

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  • 8 municipalities
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Mental health services for adults focuses on assessment, treatment and rehabilitation for people 18 years and older who need psychiatric care.

The goal of mental health services for adults is to strengthen mental health. Multiprofessional working groups are responsible for psychiatric assessment, treatment and rehabilitation. The working groups' service locations are in Kokkola, Kaustinen, Perho, ...

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You can apply for mental health services within the primary health care services by calling the advice and assessment phone for mental health services and services for substance abusers. You apply for psychiatric care within the specialized health care with a doctor's referral.

If your situation is urgent, contact your local health centre, the psychiatric nurse's emergency number, or the joint emergency reception.

Background information

Mental health services refer to activities that aim to prevent, alleviate and treat mental health disorders and their consequences. Mental health services also include preventive work and developing the living conditions of residents to support their mental health.

In practice, mental health services refer to the examination and treatment mental health disorders and the related rehabilitative practices. These services also include guidance, counselling and psychosocial support for those who need them. Mental health services are provided in social services, in primary health care, for example in health and social services centres, and in specialised psychiatric care as outpatient or hospital care.

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Updated: 16/4/2024