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Rehabilitation planning

The rehabilitation planners offer guidance and advice on the services of medical rehabilitation and on how they are arranged. These services include physiotherapy, lymphatic therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy, neuropsychological rehabilitation, personal medical aids and adaptation training.

Therapies and personal medical aid equipment intended for long-term use, such as prostheses, orthopaedic shoes, surgical stockings, orthoses and wigs, are always acquired, for the first time, through an initiative by a doctor or a therapist. When replacing the abovementioned equipment, the customers contact the rehabilitation planner, whilst a new initiative by a doctor is not usually required.

The city uses specific service providers, who provide the therapies or aid equipment, through a procurement decision by the rehabilitation planner.

Rehabilitation planning telephone service
Tel. 09 3102 4701
Monday-Friday 9: 00 - 12: 00

Medical aids of children (excluding visual aids) are procured through a rehabilitation planner, who is specialised in children's cases.

Based on an initiative by an eye specialist, eye glasses are acquired through a rehabilitation planner of eye care for children under the age of 8 years for the treatment of strabismus or amblyopia. Eye glasses or contacts for adults can be acquired through an eye doctor's recommendation, in regard to certain eye problems.

White sticks, voice recorders and speech programmes for mobile phones are provided for the visually disabled. When acquiring these, the customer can contact the rehabilitation planner of eye care directly.

Eye care rehabilitation planner
Tel. 09 3106 7655


The grounds for the procurement are a long-term illness, disability or weakened abilities.

The service is only for citizens of Helsinki.

Available languages:

Finnish, Swedish

Related service points and contact information:


Social Services and Health Care Division

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