Meilahti Joint Emergency Department, Tower HospitalKeywords:
- emergency services
- Specialized Health Care Emergency Department
- Meilahti Tower Hospital
The Meilahti Joint Emergency Department at the Tower Hospital provides specialist medical care emergency services for patients over the age of 16 on a 24/7 basis. For specialist medical care emergency services, you need a physician's referral, but in urgent cases, you may also seek treatment without a referral.
Before coming to the emergency department, call the Medical Helpline at 116 117. In an emergency, always call 112.
If you already have a referral to the emergency clinic, you do not need to call the Medical Helpline.
The most common symptoms that you should always have looked at in an emergency clinic:
- chest pain
- stroke symptoms, such as sudden flaccidity or incapacity of a limb or speech difficulties
- profuse bleeding (e.g. vomiting of blood, large bleeding wound)
- major injuries and bone fractures
- sudden severe headache
- difficulty breathing
- sudden onset of severe or worsening abdominal pain
- mental health problems requiring urgent treatment
At the hospital emergency department we always assess the need and urgency for treatment first. Based on this, you will be referred to a nurse or physician. Patients are treated in the order of urgency, not in the order of arrival. Because of this, a patient who has arrived after you may be admitted for treatment before you.
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Omaolo service (opens in new window, links to another website)
In the Omaolo online service, you can assess an individual symptom or health problem. Based on your responses, you will receive a recommendation for actions to be taken and treatment instructions.