Changes in services for the disabled

The outpatient clinic for the intellectually disabled and oral health care services at Rinnekoti in Espoo were discontinued on 1 July 2019. In the future, residents will get the same services from their own municipality.

The Rinnekoti outpatient clinic for the intellectually disabled has been in charge of approximately 150 residents of Helsinki living either in or outside Helsinki. The services related to intellectual disabilities offered to these people will now be transferred to the Helsinki outpatient clinic for the intellectually disabled. Oral health care services as well as services concerning aids for medicinal rehabilitation will be transferred to the municipality that the patient has chosen as their basic health care service provider.

Customers of long-term institutional treatment and assessment and rehabilitation periods at Rinnekoti may still see a doctor, a psychologist, an occupational therapist and a physiotherapist as well as a communication instructor at Rinnekoti.

Services for the intellectually disabled will not be reduced or weakened in Helsinki. Instead, they will be organised by the City.

In the future, please contact the outpatient clinic for the intellectually disabled approximately two months in advance of the desired visit for a needs assessment and in order to schedule the visit.

The contact information for the Helsinki outpatient clinic for the intellectually disabled can be found at www.hel.fi/vammaiset/en.

 For further information on Rinnekoti (in Finnish), please visit www.rinnekoti.fi.

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