We are responsible for specialist medical care in psychiatry of people over the age of 12 in the entire Uusimaa region. Psychiatry is one of the 13 departments in the Helsinki University Hospital Area.
Specialist psychiatric care focuses on outpatient care and most of our patients are treated in our psychiatric outpatient clinics. Our inpatient wards supporting our outpatient services are located in Helsinki in the Psychiatry Center and Ulfåsa, in Espoo at Jorvi Hospital, in Vantaa at Peijas Hospital, in Hyvinkää at the Kellokoski (Ohkola) and Hyvinkää hospitals, in Lohja at Lohja Hospital, in Porvoo at Porvoo Hospital, and in Ekenäs in the Raseborg Mental Health Center.
Our activities have been organized by patient group, and the professors in charge and the experts by experience in each of the divisions take part in the management and development of the activities. Our unit also includes four regional divisions of adult psychiatry, as well as a division for the development of psychosocial treatments and IT psychiatry.
We also have specific catchment area responsibilities and national responsibilities. Our aim is to improve mental health services by renewing and integrating them more and more into basic-level services. We coordinate mental health work in the area through, for example, the mielenterveystalo.fi web portal.