Social and health services around Christmas and New Year

Published: 23.12.2021 11.16

The city’s services may have special opening hours around Christmas and New Year.

Services in case of emergency

Emergency services are available round the clock, every day of the year.

  • In life-threatening situations, call 112.
  • The Medical Helpline, tel. 116 117, is there to help you when health centres are closed.
  • Western Uusimaa Social and Crisis Emergency Services, tel. 09 816 42439.

Health services

Coronavirus

If you have any symptoms that suggest you may have the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), you can book a coronavirus test appointment at koronabotti.hus.fi(extrernal link).

You can also assess your symptoms at www.omaolo.fi(extrernal link). The service will give you instructions based on your symptoms and, if necessary, advise you to book a test appointment.

Our number for coronavirus-related advice and test appointment booking, tel. 09 816 34600, is open Mon–Fri 8:00–18:00 and on weekends 9:00–15:00. The number is open 9:00–15:00 at Christmas (Fri 24 Dec – Sun 26 Dec) and on Epiphany (Thu 6 Jan).

Outside these hours, please call the Medical Helpline, tel. 116 117.

Vaccination appointments

You can leave a call-back request through our appointment booking number for coronavirus vaccinations, tel. 09 816 34800, from Monday to Friday between 8:00 and 18:00. The appointment booking number is closed at Christmas (Fri 24 Dec – Sun 26 Dec) and on Epiphany (Thu 6 Jan). You can also book an appointment through the online system at bookcovidvaccine.fi(extrernal link) when it is your turn to get vaccinated. Further information: espoo.fi/coronavaccination

Distribution of free face masks

The mask distribution locations are closed at Christmas (Fri 24 Dec – Sun 26 Dec) and on Epiphany (Thu 6 Jan). The EJY activity centre is closed from 23 December 2021 to 2 January 2022. Please read more information: Free face masks available for people with low income

Health centres

You can leave a call-back request through our health centres’ appointment booking and counselling number, tel. 09 816 34500, from Monday to Friday between 7:00 and 16:00. The telephone service is closed at Christmas (Fri 24 Dec – Sun 26 Dec) and on Epiphany (Thu 6 Jan).

Our health centres are open Mon–Fri 8:00–16:00. Our health centres are closed at Christmas (Fri 24 Dec – Sun 26 Dec) and on Epiphany (Thu 6 Jan).

Medical Helpline, tel. 116 117

If your health centre is closed and you need urgent care, you will be treated at the emergency department.

Always call the Medical Helpline, tel. 116 117, before you go to the emergency department. This free-of-charge number is open round the clock.

Dental clinics

Our customer service and appointment booking numbers are open as usual on weekdays. The service numbers are closed at Christmas (Fri 24 Dec – Sun 26 Dec) and on Epiphany (Thu 6 Jan).

  • Non-urgent care: tel. 09 816 30300, Mon–Fri 7:45–16:00.
  • Urgent care: tel. 09 816 35900, Mon–Fri 7:00–16:00.

Our dental clinics are open on weekdays. Our dental clinics are closed at Christmas (Fri 24 Dec – Sun 26 Dec) and on Epiphany (Thu 6 Jan).

Espoo Hospital offers urgent dental care on weekdays. The unit is closed at Christmas (Fri 24 Dec – Sun 26 Dec) and on Epiphany (Thu 6 Jan).

Emergency oral health care at night and on public holidays

Emergency oral health care is available at Christmas (Fri 24 Dec – Sun 26 Dec), on New Year’s Day (Sat 1 Jan) and on Epiphany (Thu 6 Jan) from 9:00 to 21:00 at Park Hospital (Stenbäckinkatu 11, entrance C). The appointment booking number, tel. 09 471 71110, is open from 8:00 to 21:00.

Night-time emergency care is available at the Töölö Hospital Emergency Department, Töölönkatu 40, tel. 040 621 5699. Please call the hospital before going there.

Student health services

The centralised student health services location in Espoon keskus, the counselling and appointment booking number and TerkkariChat are closed from 22 December 2021 to 2 January 2022 and on Epiphany (6 January).

Outpatient rehabilitation services

The centralised appointment booking number, tel. 09 8163 6000, is open Mon–Fri 8:00–13:00 and closed at Christmas (Fri 24 Dec – Sun 26 Dec) and on Epiphany (Thu 6 Jan). Appointments can be cancelled round the clock by calling the number and leaving a message through voice mail.

Physiotherapy units are open on weekdays and closed at Christmas (Fri 24 Dec – Sun 26 Dec) and on Epiphany (Thu 6 Jan).

Adults’ speech therapy services are closed from 27 December 2021 to 5 January 2022.

Mental health and substance abuse services

The Iso Omena mental health and substance abuse clinic is open on 23 December from 8:00 to 14:00. The service is closed at Christmas (Fri 24 Dec – Sun 26 Dec) and on Epiphany (Thu 6 Jan). From 27 to 31 December, the service is open as usual from 8:00 to 16:00.

Family and social services

Adult social work

Omatila (support for anyone experiencing domestic violence) is closed 24–26 December 2021, 1–2 January 2022 and on 6 January 2022. When Omatila is closed, you can contact Western Uusimaa Social and Crisis Emergency Services, tel. 09 816 42439.

Maternity and child health clinics

The clinics are closed in the evenings and on Saturdays from 13 December 2021 to 2 January 2022.

Family social work

The call-back number of Welfare Services for Families with Children, tel. 09 816 23600, is open from 9:00 to 12:00 on 23 December and 31 December.

Family law services

Our unit is open 8:15–15:00 from 27 to 31 December 2021.

Child welfare officers

Our child welfare officers’ centralised counselling and appointment booking number, tel. 09 816 27711, and call-in service are closed 27−31 December 2021.

Divorce information service

The divorce information service (Eron ensiapupiste) is closed from 20 December 2021 to 16 January 2022.

Child contact centre

The child contact centre is closed 24–26 December 2021. On all other days, our centre is open as usual.

Services for persons with disabilities

The Kuninkaantie and Riilahti activity centres are closed from 27 December 2021 to 7 January 2022.

The Disability Services helpline is open Mon–Fri 9:00–11:00 from 20 December 2021 to 7 January 2022.

Elderly services

Service centres for senior citizens

The service centres in Espoon keskus, Haukilahti, Leppävaara, Tapiola and Soukka are closed from 27 December to 31 December 2021. The Kauklahti service centre is closed from 27 December 2021 to 14 January 2022.

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