HEALTH CARE AND SOCIAL SERVICES
WELFARE DISTRICT OF FORSSA IN A NUTSHELL
Welfare District of Forssa (federation of municipalities) is responsible for
- public social and health care services
- general specialized services for hospital out- and in-patients at Forssa Hospital
- organizing the ordering of demanding and highly specialized tertiary care
- environmental health care, veterinary services
The owners and member municipalities of the Welfare District of Forssa are Forssa, Humppila, Jokioinen, Tammela, Ypäjä and Somero in environmental health care.
EU citizens have a right to the same services/care as Finnish citizens. Moreover, Finland has separate agreements with some countries. These are discussed in section Patient fees.
Forssan seudun hyvinvointikuntayhtymä
Telephone contact center:
Tel. 03 41911 (int. +358 3 41911) open Mon 08.00 – 16.00, Tue - Fri 08.00 -15.30
HEALTH CARE IN FORSSA
In case of an emergency, call the Emergency number 112
Forssa Hospital, 24 hours a day
Urheilukentänkatu 9, 30100 Forssa
Tel. 03 4191 3000 (int. +358 3 4191 3000)
Fax 03 4191 3021
Dentist on duty:
Forssa Hospital, Urheilukentänkatu 9, Forssa, Monday - Friday 08.00 – 14.00, tel. 03 4191 2511 (int. + 358 3 4191 2511).
Evenings (15-21), weekends and midweek holidays (8-21) Kanta-Häme Hospital District, Ahvenistontie 20, 13530 Hämeenlinna, tel. 040 620 5664 (int. +358 40 620 5664)
When you fall ill, but do not need emergency care, if possible, call the health nurse at the health center for phone counseling before arriving at the emergency unit.
Primary Health Care (open Mon-Fri 08.00 -16.00)
Central Health Centre Forssa, Urheilukentänkatu 2, Forssa, team 1 tel. 03 4191 2020 (int. +358 3 4191 2020), team 2 tel. 03 4191 2046 (int. +358 3 4191 2046 and team 3 tel. 03 4191 2060 (int. +358 3 4191 2060).
Apppointment evenings (15.30-22), saturdays (9-21), sundays (9-22) tel. 03 4191 3000 (int. +358 3 4191 3000)
Please listen to the recorded instructions closely and answer the questions about the nature of your call. A nurse will then call you back as soon as possible.
The Finnish Healthcare system is primarily funded by public tax revenue, apart from the patient fees defined in the Act and Decree on Social and Health Care Client Fees (734/1992, Finlex, In Finnish). You need a municipality of residence in Finland to be eligible to use public health services. Emergency services are always available to everyone.
Those living in EU/EEA countries must prove their entitlement to immediate medical care. This can be proved by means of the European health insurance card or the E-form (with E111 being the most usual). However, with those living in the United Kingdom and in the Nordic countries, it is sufficient to present a passport or identity card. Those seeking non-immediate care must present the E112 form, or otherwise they are charged the actual costs.
Finland has an agreement with Québec, Canada, with the agreement compensating medical care for those working in Finland on an assignment, for students, and their family members during their temporary stay in Finland. The agreement signed between Finland and Australiacompensates immediate medical care to those living in Finland on a temporary basis, but this does not apply to students. The customer fees for patients coming from these countries are the same as for those living in Finland permanently. The right is obtained by presenting a passport or identity card.
Persons coming from countries other than EU countries or countries with which Finland has signed an agreement must pay the actual costs for both immediate and non-immediate care.
Those coming from other countries and seeking non-immediate care must agree with the chief physician of the speciality in question on access to care and on the care arrangements. The costs of the care must be paid prior to access to care.
Foreigners, who have a municipality of residence in Finland, are charged the same fees as residents living in Finland permanently.
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
Lääkärikeskus Mehiläinen Forssa 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 Telephone contact center (0)10 414 00. www.mehilainen.fi
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
Income support, child protection and child supervisory services
These services are provided by the Welfare District of Forssa at the Social Work unit, situated in the Social Services office (Turuntie 18, Forssa) which is open Mon 09.00-16.00 and Tue to Fri 09.00 – 15.00. Some of these services are available also at town halls in Humppila (Kisakuja 2, 31640 Humppila), Jokioinen (Keskuskatu 29 A, 31600 Jokioinen), Tammela (Hakkapeliitantie 2, 31300 Tammela) and Ypäjä (Perttulantie 20, 32100 Ypäjä).
Services and support
Advice and guidance on child protection, help for the family in difficult situations and support with the problem areas of parenting.
Income support for times when the family's income and assets do not meet the necessary basic living costs (as specified by the government standard). Basic income support is applied from Kela.
Services for paternity, welfare and childcare issues, regarding the arrangements for the welfare and care of a child or children and the strengthening of family relationships and the responsibilities of parenthood.
Please make an appointment to see the social workers responsible for the income support applications and child protection issues. Appointments are arranged by the Service centre tel. 03 41911. The social workers are also available for consultation via telephone, Monday to Tuesday 09.00 - 10.00 and Thursday to Friday 09.00 - 10.00, by calling the number above. Child protection social workers are available for consultation via telehphone Mon - Fri 13.00 - 13.30.
A specialist social worker, the childcare officer, is responsible for the paternity as well as childcare and welfare issues and can be contacted for advice or to make an appointment from Monday to Friday 10.00 – 12.00 by calling 03 621 5640.
In urgent child protection issues contact Mon - Fri 08.00 – 16.00 tel. 040 648 5604 (int. +358 40 648 5604).
Website: http://www.fshky.fi/sosiaali_ja_perhepalvelut/ (information only in Finnish)
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.