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 three 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.
The division of Acute and Consultations Psychiatry includes the acute psychiatric outpatient clinics and inpatient wards in the Jorvi and Peijas regions, as well as Acute Ward P9 in the Psychiatry Center. Our special outpatient clinics operating at Rubik building in Pasila, Helsinki: Gender Identity Clinic, Work Capacity Evaluation Clinic, Sleep Disorder Outpatient Clinic, and Cultural Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic. In Helsinki, our Eating Disorder Unit operates in the Ulfåsa building and the Psychiatry Center. Our Psychiatry Consultation Outpatient Clinic operates in Meilahti.
The Mood Disorder division includes the mood disorder outpatient clinics and inpatient wards in the Jorvi and Peijas areas, as well as Ward P7 in the Psychiatry Center. Our neuromodulation units operate in the Psychiatry Center, and the Aurora, Jorvi, and Peijas hospitals.
The Psychoses and Forensic Psychiatry division includes the psychosis outpatient clinics and inpatient wards in the Jorvi and Peijas areas, as well as the enhanced inpatient care and forensic psychiatry wards located in the Ohkola building at Kellokoski Hospital.
The Geropsychiatry, Neuropsychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry division includes the three geropsychiatry wards in the Psychiatry Center and the geropsychiatry outpatient clinics in Helsinki, Tikkurila, and Jorvi. The Neuropsychiatry Outpatient Clinic is located in the Rubik building in Pasila and the Inpatient Ward P5 in the Psychiatry Center. The Addiction Psychiatry Outpatient clinic, inpatient ward, and Substitution Therapy Outpatient Clinic are all located in the Psychiatry Center in Helsinki.
In Finland, the division of IT Psychiatry and Psychosocial Treatments is responsible for the implementation of online therapy, the operation and development of the Mielenterveystalo online service, and the coordination of psychosocial treatments in the Uusimaa region, and the development of associated evaluation activities.
The Adolescent Psychiatry division is divided into four areas of responsibility, of which the Helsinki metropolitan area units for examination and acute and consultation services are located in Pasila, Tikkurila, and Matinkylä. Outpatient clinic services in the Helsinki metropolitan area are located in Olari, Leppävaara, Myyrmäki, Tikkurila, and Pasila. The five adolescent psychiatry wards are located in the Psychiatry Center in Helsinki. The adolescent psychiatry outpatient care units in Uusimaa operate in Järvenpää, Hyvinkää, Nurmijärvi, Porvoo, Lohja and Västra Nyland.
The outpatient units and the ward for acute activities in the Hyvinkää area are located at Hyvinkää Hospital. Outpatient clinics for rehabilitation psychiatry and mood disorders are located in Tuusula, Järvenpää, Mäntsälä, Nurmijärvi, and Hyvinkää.
The Department of Psychiatry in the Porvoo area operates at Porvoo Hospital. The psychiatric outpatient clinics and other outpatient units are located in Porvoo, Sipoo, and Loviisa.
The Department of Psychiatry for adult psychiatry in the Västra Nyland area operates in the Raseborg Mental Health Center in the area of Ekenäs Hospital, and Ward P8 is located in the Psychiatry Center in Helsinki. Outpatient clinics and other outpatient units for adult psychiatry are located in Ekenäs, Hanko, and Karis.
The Department of Psychiatry in the Lohja area operates at Lohja Hospital. The psychiatric outpatient clinics and other outpatient units are located in Lohja, Vihti, Nummela, and Karkkila.