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Psychiatric Day Hospital

Treatment at Psychiatric Day Hospital is possible when outpatient care is not sufficient. Treatment at the Psychiatric Day Hospital is applied for through a referral from a psychiatric outpatient clinic, for example.

The treatment is accessed through a referral. The patient is expected to commit to the treatment and the goals that have been set together. The objective of the treatment period is to help the patient to have insight and understanding about their own life and history, support them in finding tools for coping in difficult situations and offer information about various topics, such as rehabilitation options, intoxicants, matters that support a well-balanced life, diagnoses, managing symptoms, medical treatments, etc. During the treatment period, a rehabilitation plan for the time after the day hospital will be compiled. The patients participate in the treatment every weekday between 8am and 2pm.

The treatment is based on cognitive and behavioural therapy methods as well as, in part, psychodynamic methods.

The treatment methods used in the day hospital are community care, group care, discussion groups, functional groups, information groups (=psychoeducation), family meetings, home visits, network meetings and medical treatment


requires a referral
The service is intended for residents of Helsinki.

Available languages:

Finnish, Swedish

Contact info and service points:


Social Services and Health Care Division

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