Hospitals and outpatient clinics
Helsinki City Hospital
Helsinki City Hospital provides in-patient care and home care for patients who do not need the services of emergency units or specialist care (provided by the Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa HUS). Helsinki City Hospital diagnoses and treats somatic disorders, as well as supporting patients’ ability to function. Helsinki Hospital focuses on acute care, geriatric rehabilitation and palliative care. Home care units play an important role in the chain of care for infection patients. Helsinki Hospital organizes health care services among home care units, assisted living and 24-hour care.
Patients are referred to Helsinki City Hospital mainly from emergency clinics and, in case of further care, from specialist care units of the Helsinki University Central Hospital (HUCH).
Helsinki City Hospital units
- Laakso Hospital
Tel. switchboard 09 310 4701
- Malmi Hospital
Tel. switchboard 09 310 6611, information 09 310 67302
- Suursuo Hospital
Tel. switchboard 09 310 5017
The hospitals’ switchboards also answer after office hours and on weekends.
Chief Physician Paula Poukka
Chief Nursing Officer Eeva Güldogan
Home Hospital units provide care at home for patients in need for hospital-level care. The units operate 24 hours. Among other care, they provide IV and end-of-life care. The units operate in four service areas in Helsinki:
- Southern home hospital unit Laakso
Tel. 050 350 9978
- Eastern home hospital unit Herttoniemi
Tel. 09 310 55770
- Western home hospital unit Koskela
Tel. 09 310 50510
- Northern home hospital unit Malmi
Tel. 09 310 67480
Notice! HUS will be responsible for City of Helsinki’s emergency departments from 7 January 2019 onwards.
Call the Medical Helpline number 116 117 before you go to the emergency clinic. You can also ask for advice in sudden health problems when your health station is closed. We will instruct you to the correct place of care and also give advice on self-care. The service is open 24/7. Health care professionals answer your phone calls and consult a doctor, if needed.