At the Pediatric Emergency Department at Jorvi Hospital, we deal with sudden illnesses and injuries in children aged under 16, as well as issues associated with mental health problems requiring urgent treatment.
When you are seeking treatment at a hospital emergency clinic, always call the toll-free Medical Helpline number 116 117 first.
In case of emergency, such as severe shortness of breath, large bleeding wound or convulsive child, call the emergency number 112. Paramedics will assess the need for treatment and transport the patient to the correct location for treatment.
In the health center emergency services, we treat pediatric patients under the age of 16 from Espoo, Kauniainen, Vantaa and Helsinki. The primary place of treatment of a child who has fallen ill suddenly is your local health center on weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The pediatric patients of the health center emergency services in Kirkkonummi are treated the Pediatric Emergency Clinic at night time between 8:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m.
Specialized healthcare patients with a referral
For treatment in the specialized health care emergency service, a child requires a referral from a physician. Patients come by referral from the Espoo, Kauniainen, Kirkkonummi, Lohja, Vihti, Karjalohja, Karkkila, Nummi-Pusula and Siuntio areas. Pediatric patients from Vantaa are referred to the Pediatric Emergency Clinic at Jorvi Hospital and pediatric surgery patients to New Children's Hospital. In life-threatening situations, you can come to us 24 hours a day regardless of where you live.
Fractures of children from Espoo are treated at Jorvi Pediatric Emergency Clinic. In suspected fractures, please call your local health center first between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on weekdays, and on evenings and weekends, assistance is available at 116 117. Minor sprains and injuries are handled by an on-call nurse at your local health center.
Estimated duration of an emergency department visit
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At the hospital emergency clinic, 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.