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Wellbeing services county of Central Ostrobothnia

The goal of outpatient psychiatry is to strengthen the patients’ mental health. Our services are confidential, free of charge, voluntary, and no referral is required. Multiprofessional working groups are responsible for psychiatric assessment, treatment and rehabilitation. The working groups’ service locations are in Kokkola, Kaustinen, Perho, Kannus, Toholampi and Kälviä.

Seeking out psychiatric services

You can seek out mental health services within primary health care by calling the advice and assessment phone for mental health services and services for substance abusers. You can seek out psychiatric specialized health care with a doctor’s referral. Psychiatric specialized health care has a psychiatric on-call service that works 24/7.

In urgent situations, contact your local health centre, the psychiatry hotline or the joint emergency services.

The chat for mental health services and services for substance abusers

The chat for mental health services and services for substance abusers is available on the soite.fi website on weekdays from 9 AM to 11 AM. The service is intended for people over 18 years of age. The chat offers a low-threshold contact channel when you need support for mental health problems, life crises, substance abuse or addictions.

In the chat, you can discuss anonymously and in real time with a nurse. Soite’s professionals provide guidance and advice in the chat, without a rush. In care-related matters, the professional may ask you to identify yourself via the suomi.fi service, after which a more accurate assessment of your mental health can be made. As support for the assessment, you may be directed to fill in the Therapy Navigator questionnaire.

The Therapy Navigator

If you wish, you can fill out the Therapy Navigator form (available in English) before contacting the mental health services. The questions in the Therapy Navigator are used to examine the nature of your mental health symptoms and treatment-related needs.

You cannot book appointments with the mental health services through the Therapy Navigator service. After filling out the questionnaire, you can familiarize yourself with the self-help programs at Terveyskylä’s Mielenterveystalo site or contact the advice and evaluation phone line for the outpatient psychiatric services for adults and tell them that you have filled out the Teherapy Navigator questionnaire.

Contact by phone

Kela’s rehabilitative psychotherapy helps in a situation where a mental health disorder impairs the ability to work or study.

Kela’s group rehabilitation offers you support in managing your life situation, as well as ways to understand the challenges caused by the mental health problem and to solve practical problems.

Information about the service

You can apply for mental health services within the primary health care services by calling the advice and assessment phone for mental health services and services for substance abusers. You apply for psychiatric care within the specialized health care with a doctor’s referral.

If your situation is urgent, contact your local health centre, the psychiatric nurse’s emergency number, or the joint emergency reception.