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Psychiatric outpatient clinics

  • Service
  • Helsinki
  • Public service

Psychiatry outpatient clinics offer counselling and psychiatric examination, care and rehahabilitation.

Care at a clinic always begins with examination and assessment visits. Patients receive a care recommendation after the visits, or care is continued at the psychiatric outpatient clinic.

The types of care provided by psychiatric outpatient clinics are family and network therapy, individual therapy, various types of group therapy, occupational therapy and medical treatment. Therapies are planned, and completed therapies are assessed together with patients at regular intervals.

An acute working group operates at every psychiatry outpatient clinic for emergency psychiatric treatment. The acute working group can be sought in situations where the patient suffers from serious psychiatric symptoms, such as suicidal thoughts, psychotic symptoms or a threat of such, or severe depression, or they are in the middle of a serious life crisis with mental symptoms.

To whom and on what terms

Age: 18 or over

Treatment can be sought via referral from a doctor or by calling the acute working group directly. The acute working group can also be contacted by a family member or a friend of the patient.

The services are free of charge to the patient. Missed appointments are subject to a fee.

The service is free of charge.

Background information

Guidance and counselling on health and social welfare services is offered to mental health rehabilitees and their family members. The advisers explain what services are available, how they can be accessed and what the preconditions for using them are. They also direct mental health clients to serviceproviders.

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: 11/29/2021