Referral process

In HUS hospitals, referrals are processed in order of arrival. A physician will sort the referrals in order of urgency, based on medical criteria.
Patients requiring urgent care will be treated immediately or within a very short time frame. Patients requiring non-emergency care are placed on a waiting list. Waiting times depend on the disease, type of operation, and situation at the unit.

In acute, severe cases, you do not need a referral to be admitted to an emergency clinic or Töölö Hospital's Accident and Emergency Department. For detailed information, contact the Emergency Clinic.