Unit for emergency services for mental illness and addiction problemsKeywords:
Opening hours and contact information
Help deskPhone, Help desk: 02 313 8800
Enquiries by the person closest of kinPhone, Enquiries by the person closest of kin: 02 313 8930
For persons with hearing impairment or can't produce speech, an SMS text message service is availablePhone, For persons with hearing impairment or can't produce speech, an SMS text message service is available: 050 592 4740
A unit for emergency services for mental illness and addiction problems operates in connection with the joint emergency services. This unit serves patients with sudden mental health crises, other mentally very burdensome situations or crises related to drug addiction.
The emergency services unit for mental illness and addiction problems is staffed by a psychiatrist and a nurse. The unit is open 24-7. At the unit, patients are assessed with respect to their need for psychiatric help and they get primary care for severe psychiatric symptoms. If needed, patients are referred elsewhere for further treatment.
Patients visiting the outpatient psychiatry and addiction clinic who need attendance for other than emergency causes are referred to their outpatient clinics. There are no regular visiting hours, but brief visits by family and next of kin are possible. If needed, family members and next of kin are invited to participate in sorting out the acute situation.