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Responsible for the service Helsinki and Uusimaa Hospital District

Specialty services in dermatology and allergology

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  • 24 municipalities
  • Public service

Within HUS, the specialist medical care of diseases manifested on the skin of adults and children is centralized in the Skin and Allergy Hospital. The hospital treats a significant number of malignant skin tumors or their precursors, as well as difficult-to-treat skin wounds. In addition, the hospital has an outpatient clinic for sexually transmitted diseases which operates on a walk-in basis without appointments. Common skin conditions, such as mild forms of atopic eczema and psoriasis, as well as conventional bacterial and viral infections of the skin, are treated in primary health care.

As a rule, treatment at Skin and Allergy Hospital requires a referral for an appointment, based on which treatment guidelines will be planned individually for each patient at the clinics or ward care, depending on the clinical picture. After a successful treatment form has been identified, patients will usually continue their treatment in outpatient care. In order to carry out the treatment, the Skin and Allergy Hospital engages in multiprofessional cooperation with other specialties and occupational groups.

The specialty of allergology examines and treats allergic lung and skin diseases in adults and children, as well as health hazards caused by indoor air; ear, nose and throat diseases and eye diseases in so far as they are related to allergic problems. Adult allergology treats asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), atopic eczema and urticaria, drug and food substance allergies, chronic sinusitis, and allergic eye symptoms. In pediatric allergology, atopic eczemas, food allergies, asthma, and other allergic diseases in children of all ages are treated in the unit.

Venereal Diseases Outpatient Clinic:

The Venereal Diseases Outpatient Clinic examines and treats people with sexually transmitted diseases.

The primary place of examination for asymptomatic people is the local health center.

The outpatient clinic is open on weekdays Mon-Tue, Thu-Fri 8:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m., and Wed 8:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. No referral is required. You can eat and drink as usual before the samples are taken. For reliable test results, please do not urinate for two hours prior to sampling.

Basic information

The service is provided byHelsinki and Uusimaa Hospital District
Responsible for the serviceHelsinki and Uusimaa Hospital District
Area Askola, Espoo, Hanko, Helsinki, Hyvinkää, Ingå, Järvenpää, Karkkila, Kauniainen, Kerava, Kirkkonummi, Lapinjärvi, Lohja, Loviisa, Mäntsälä, Nurmijärvi, Pornainen, Porvoo, Raasepori, Sipoo, Siuntio, Tuusula, Vantaa, Vihti
Available languagesFinnish, English, Swedish
Text edited by: Helsinki and Uusimaa Hospital District
Updated: 12/1/2022