When local health centres are closed, the Jorvi Hospital Emergency Department for Children treats under-16 patients from Espoo, Kauniainen, Vantaa and Helsinki with serious illnesses and a need for urgent care on weekdays 16.00–8.00 and on weekends round the clock. Paediatric patients from Kirkkonummi health centre are treated in Jorvi between 20.00–8.00. No referral is needed for admission to the joint emergency services for children.
The specialised emergency care for children treats patients under the age of 16. Patients are referred from Espoo, Kauniainen, Kirkkonummi, Lohja, Vihti, Karjalohja, Karkkila, Nummi-Pusula and Siuntio. Surgical paediatric patients from Vantaa are referred to the New Children's Hospital and other paediatric patients to Jorvi Emergency Clinic for Children.
The joint emergency department for children treats under-16 patients from Espoo, Kauniainen, Vantaa and Helsinki on weekdays 16.00–8.00 and on weekends round the clock. Paediatric patients from Kirkkonummi health centre are treated in the joint emergency services for children at Jorvi between 20.00–8.00. No referral is needed for admission to the joint emergency department for children.
The bone fractures of children resident in Espoo are treated in the Jorvi Emergency Department for Children. In the case of suspected fractures, call your local health centre first between 8.00–16.00, and telephone health service at Medical Helpline 116 117 in the evening and on weekends. Minor sprains and injuries are treated by your own health centre's duty nurse.
Registration and assessing the need for care
Take a number from the ticket machine and wait for your turn to register as a patient.
At the emergency department, the patient's need for care and urgency is first assessed, and the patient will be seen by a nurse or a doctor or placed in a treatment area for monitoring. If necessary, the patient is admitted to hospital. If the patient's condition does not require emergency care, the patient is advised to contact their own health centre. Patients are seen in order of urgency. This is why the waiting times can vary regardless of the order of arrival.
Some of the emergency patients are seen by a nurse. The nurses who see emergency patients have been specially trained, and they will always consult a doctor when necessary.
Visiting the emergency department and patient inquiries
The child's parent or guardian is expected to stay with the patient at all times while the child is at the emergency clinic. There are no specific visiting hours.
If you have inquiries about a child patient, contact their accompanying parent or guardian.
Patients under the age of 18 are exempt from patient fees.
Café, snack vending machines, ATM
The café is located in the main lobby 2nd floor. Open Mon-Fri 8–19 and Sat-Sun 12–19.
The vending machines are located in the adult emergency department next to the Emergency Clinic for Children.
There is no ATM at the hospital.
Parking fees apply on the Jorvi Hospital campus. There are two disabled parking bays in front of the Emergency Clinic and six short-term parking bays. We recommend that you park your car in the Espoo Hospital parking facility.
Emergency Care Building, Level K Turuntie 150, Espoo tel. 09 4711
Inquiries: Telephone to Medical Helpline 116117. If necessary, the call is forwarded to the Jorvi Emergency Clinic for Children.