The Lohja Hospital Emergency Clinic and the outside-office-hours emergency service of Lohja health center occupy the same premises. We primarily treat patients over the age of 16.
In cases of sudden illness during office hours Mon-Fri 8-16, contact your local health center
At our Emergency Clinic, we deal with sudden illnesses and injuries, as well as issues associated with mental health problems requiring urgent treatment that cannot be postponed to the following day. Other illnesses or issues that do not require urgent treatment and that can wait until the next weekday morning are treated at health centers.
We use a waiting number system for admitting patients. 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.
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 checked in an emergency clinic:
- Chest pain
- Symptoms of paralysis 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
- Respiratory distress
- Sudden onset of severe or worsening abdominal pain
- Mental health problems requiring urgent treatment
- Fever in a newborn: babies under 3 months old must be taken directly to the Emergency Clinic at Jorvi.
- Convulsive child.
The following are not emergency cases:
- minor injuries (bruises, sprains, cuts that are no longer bleeding)
- infection symptoms (fever, flu)
- limb or back pain
In the aforementioned urgent cases, it is usually necessary to call an ambulance (call 112), whose staff can evaluate the situation and transport or refer the patient to the appropriate place of treatment.
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.