Pediatric and Adolescent Emergency DepartmentsKeywords:
At our Pediatric Outpatient Clinics, we deal with sudden illnesses and injuries in children and adolescents aged under 16, as well as issues associated with mental health problems requiring urgent treatment.
The emergency departments will only treat patients in need of very urgent care during the nurses unions’ strike. Crowding is to be expected.
The call-back service of the Uusimaa Medical Helpline 116117 will not be available. In emergencies, go to an emergency department directly.
During office hours, seek help from your local health center.
In life-threatening situations, call the emergency number 112. Do not call the emergency number otherwise.
The most common symptoms that you should always have looked at in an emergency clinic:
- fever in a newborn
- convulsive child
- major injuries and bone fractures
- sudden severe headache
- difficulty breathing
- sudden onset of severe or worsening abdominal pain
- heavy bleeding
- mental health problems requiring urgent treatment
- chest pain
- stroke symptoms, such as sudden flaccidity or incapacity of a limb or speech difficulties
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. Therefore, a patient who has arrived after you may be admitted for treatment before you.
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