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Responsible for the service Social Services and Health Care Division, City of Helsinki

Occupational therapy for adults and the elderly

  • Service
  • Helsinki
  • Public service

Occupational therapy enables you to participate in activities that are meaningful to you, despite your functional limitations. We will set the goals for your rehabilitation together with you. For example, we can practise using public transport or doing chores at home.

We also carry out assessments on ability to work for adults.

Occupational therapy can be accessed with a referral. You can get a referral, for example from the health station, home care services, Geriatric Outpatient Clinic or hospital. You can also call our helpline yourself.

If you are already our customer, you can send us a message via Maisa.

To whom and on what terms

The service is only for citizens of Helsinki.

Background information

Occupational therapy is medical rehabilitation, the purpose of which is to improve and maintain the patient's functional capacity. For example, an occupational therapist may introduce the customer to different assistive devices that make coping with everyday situations easier and propose changes in the customer’s home. Occupational therapy may be provided individually or for groups.

Basic information

The service is provided byCity of Helsinki
Responsible for the serviceSocial Services and Health Care Division, City of Helsinki
Area Helsinki
Available languagesFinnish, Swedish
Text edited by: Social Services and Health Care Division, City of Helsinki
Updated: 24/9/2022