HEALTH CARE AND SOCIAL SERVICES
The Welfare District of Forssa provides the services of basic and special health care, mental health and substance abuse services for the people of the southwestern Tavastia region. The federation of municipalities includes the Town of Forssa and the municipalities of Humppila, Jokioinen, Tammela and Ypäjä. Addition information from www.fshky.fi
The Welfare District of Forssa
PO Box 42, 30101 Forssa, Finland
The switchboard tel. +358 (0)3 41 911, open on Mondays at 08:00–16:00 and from Tuesday to Friday at 08:00–15:30
E-mail: kirjaamo(at)fshky.fi or firstname.lastname(at)fshky.fi
Health care in Forssa
Health Centre/Central Health Centre
- doctor’s practice, dental clinic, occupational health care, occupational health care physiotherapist, adult counselling, speech therapy, health centre psychologist, nursing supply distribution (during the Korkeavaha renovation)
- physiotherapy and occupational therapy, instrument rental, competence centre, nursing supply distribution (during the Korkeavaha renovation in the Central Health Centre), psychiatric and children and youth’s psychiatric outpatient clinic (2nd floor)
- substance abuse issues, gambling addiction
Child welfare and family clinic
- child’s behaviour, development, raising children, parenthood, conflicts, crises or issues in the family
- first aid clinic (evening and night emergency services), physiatrics, geriatrics and geriatric memory outpatient clinic, electromyography, skin diseases, cardiology, lung diseases, surgery, ear, nose and throat diseases, paediatrics, kidney diseases, gynaecology, neurosurgery, neurology, plastic surgery, rheumatic diseases, internal diseases, urology, maternity outpatient clinic, adult and youth psychiatry, anaesthesia, radiology, laboratory
Additional information about the services of The Welfare District of Forssa at www.fshky.fi
Doctor’s emergency services:
Patients who require urgent care are treated from Monday to Friday at the consultation of their own doctors. You can make an appointment from Monday to Friday at 08:00–15:30 via the health centres’ direct numbers or on +358 (0)3 41911.
The basic and special health care emergency services work side by side at the Forssa Hospital’s outpatient clinic (address Urheilukentänkatu 9, Forssa) from Monday to Friday at 16:00–22:00 and at weekends at 09:00–21:00.
Patients in basic health care requiring emergency services should contact the emergency services from Monday to Friday at 15:30–22:00 and at weekends at 09:00–21:00, tel. +358 (0)3 4191 2010 or +358 (0)3 41911.
Special health care – Forssa Hospital
Patients requiring urgent care are treated at all times in the emergency care at Forssa Hospital at the address: Urheilukentänkatu 9, Forssa, tel. +358 (0)3 4191 3000 or +358 (0)3 41911.
Please seek urgent emergency care if you have some of the following:
- multiple trauma, broken bones, larger wounds
- chest pain, arrhythmia, paralysis symptoms or other similar symptoms requiring monitoring
- patients with stomach pain
Night-time emergency services – Forssa Hospital
Night-time emergency services operate at the Forssa Hospital’s emergency service clinic from Monday to Friday at 22:00–08:00 and at weekends at 21:00–09:00. It is meant for all patients requiring urgent treatment.
Emergency dental services:
From Monday to Friday, the emergency dental services is available for those requiring first aid dental care at 08:00–14:00 at Forssa Hospital in the address Urheilukentänkatu 9. Make an appointment for the emergency services on +358 (0)3 4191 3034. The urgency of the need for care will be assessed on the telephone or at the dental care clinic. Those requiring urgent care will get an appointment for the same day.
Emergency dental services
Forssa Hospital, outpatient clinic
Urheilukentänkatu 9, 30100 Forssa, Finland
tel. +358 (0)3 4191 3034 (at 08:00–14:00).
On weekends (Sat–Sun) and bank holidays at 08:00–21:00 and on weekday evenings at 15:00–21:00.
The Welfare District of Forssa’s emergency dental care operates in Hämeenlinna in the Kanta-Häme Central Hospital. You can make an appointment at the emergency dental care services by calling +358 (0)40 620 5664. From Monday to Friday at 15:00–21:00. Appointments should be made on weekends and bank holidays primarily at 08:00–09:00, at other times the telephone will be responded when possible.
Kanta-Häme Central Hospital
13530 HÄMEENLINNA, FINLAND
Private health care services
You can also purchase health care services from private actors:
Suomen Terveystalo Forssa offers general practice, specialty doctor, laboratory, X-ray and occupational health care services and dental care.
Additional information: Suomen Terveystalo Forssa, Kutomonkuja 2 A 2, tel. +358 (0)3 424 9200. Additional information also in English available at www.terveystalo.com
Asemapuiston Lääkärikeskus provides the following services: occupational health care, doctor centre services, doctors’ house calls, psychologists’ services, laboratory and imaging services, physiotherapy. Additional information: Asemanpuiston Lääkärikeskus Oy, Rajakatu 2, 30420 Forssa Tel. +358 (0)3 421 0010. www.asemanpuisto.fi
Services for senior citizens
The purpose of the services is to guarantee safe preconditions for senior citizen to live in their own home and environment for as long as possible.
The objective of the services carried out at home is to support the senior citizens’ functional ability and coping so that they can safely live at home for as long as possible.
Home care includes housing, assistance related to tasks in personal care as well as home health nursing. The customers of home care can receive support services for living at home and the purpose of these services is to support their living at home.
Contact details: Home care counsellor, tel. +358 (0)50 564 0012, Service Area Director of Elderly Care Services Raija Virtanen, tel. +358 (0)3 4191 6140
Heikanrinne service centre
The Heikanrinne service centre has six units of service housing with 24-hour assistance. The centre has a total of 111 residents. Senior citizens can become residents through service counselling.
The service centre provides housing, support services as well as care and attention 24 hours a day to those senior citizens that cannot survive alone at home even with help.
Contact details: Saksankatu 34, 30100 Forssa, Housing Service Supervisor Merja Ojansuu, +358 (0)3 4191 6495
Service Centres Rimpikoto and Tyykihovi
Centres offer services for the elderly and disabled. They also house two group homes for people with dementia. There are several services available in the proximity of the service centres. Those in need of home care and/or those over 65 are first priority in the resident selection.
Contact details: Service Counsellor Heidi Bergström tel. +358 (0)50 529 2297
Kutomo shopping centre K-Citymarket Forssa
tel. +358 (0)3 435 5250
Forssan Vanha Apteekki
Prisma shopping centre
tel. +358 (0)3 435 5001, +358 (0)3 435 5002
Kartanokeskus, Kartanonkatu 11
tel. +358 (0)3 422 2835
Social work services
Family and social services support the people of the municipality in different stages and situations in their life and in questions related to the birth and growth of children, going to school, parenthood after divorce, income, immigration and services for the disabled.
Child welfare and supervisor activities
are available at the social work unit located in the social office (Turuntie 18). Child welfare supervisors operate in the service area of family services/child welfare in the Forssa Town Hall in the first floor. The office is open on Mondays at 09:00–17:00 and from Tuesday to Friday at 09:00–15:00.
Book an appointment with the child welfare social workers by calling +358 (0)3 41911. Social workers can also be reached by telephone to discuss issues from Monday to Thursday at 09:00–10:00 through the above-mentioned number.
A social worker-child welfare supervisor is responsible for matters related to paternity, child’s care and child support. The supervisors can be reached via telephone from Monday to Friday at 13:00–14:00 (also for booking appointments). The office secretary is responsible for matters related to protection of maintenance and can be reached at tel. +358 (0)3 41911.