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.