Internal Medicine

Internal medicine patients are treated in outpatient clinics specialised in this field, and in three inpatient wards, one of which concentrates on haematology. The hospital also has a unit specialising in the treatment of the digestive system and a dialysis ward. Patients are admitted based on a referral and must have a booked appointment.

Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases

Diabetes and metabolic diseases (endocrinology) are treated at their own outpatient clinic. The outpatient clinic for pregnant diabetics operates in co-operation with the Maternity Outpatient Clinic.

Diseases of the Digestive System

Gastroscopies and endoscopies of the intestinal tract are performed at the unit for digestive system diseases (gastroenterology).


The haematology ward treats chronic diseases related to blood and blood forming tissue (bone marrow), as well as cancers of the lymphatic system, severe anaemia, and coagulation disorders. Primarily, the ward carries out cytotoxic drug and antibiotic therapies and blood transfusions. Stem cell transplants are also among the ward's areas of expertise.

Infectious Diseases

HIV infection, chronic hepatitis, and diseases related to lowered resistance are treated at the Infectious Diseases Outpatient Clinic. Difficult infections are treated at the various speciality wards. The infection unit is also in charge of hospital hygiene and preparation for epidemics.

Renal Diseases and Hypertension

Patients suffering from kidney failure visit the dialysis ward for haemodialysis and examinations on an outpatient care basis. The Blood Pressure Outpatient Clinic treats difficult or complicated hypertension.

Rheumatic Diseases

Outpatient care of chronic, inflammatory arthropathies and connective tissue diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, ultrasound examinations of joints and sample collection from synovial fluid are handled by the Rheumatism Outpatient Clinic.

Contact Information

Internal Medicine Outpatient Clinics
Mon–Thu 7 a.m.–4 p.m., Fri 7 a.m.–3 p.m.

Infectious Diseases
Puijo Hospital, A, floor 1
tel. (+358) 17 172 571

Haematology p. (+358) 17 174 137
Puijo Hospital, Säde Hospital, S, floor 4

Renal Diseases Outpatient Clinic
Puijo Hospital, Kaari Hospital, K, floor 4
tel. (+358) 17 174 139

Rheumatism Outpatient Clinic
Puijo Hospital, A, floor 1
tel. (+358) 17 172 571

Endocrinology and Nutrition Outpatient Clinic 3103
Puijo Hospital, C, floor 3
Mon–Fri 87.30 a.m.–3.30 p.m
tel. (+358) 17 172 599, Mon–Fri 7.30 a.m.–8.30 a.m., 12 a.m.–1 p.m.
Diabetes nurse tel. (+358) 44 717 5020, Mon–Fri 8 a.m.–9.30 a.m.

Endoscopy Unit 4381
Puijo Hospital, Kaari Hospital, K, floor 1
Mon–Fri 8 a.m.–3.30 p.m
Ward secretary, ward, tel. (+358) 17 172 576, 9.30 a.m.–11 a.m., 2 p.m.–3 p.m.
Ward secretarty, outpatient clinic, tel. (+358) 17 173 447
fax (+358) 17 173 449

Dialysis Ward 4630
Puijo Hospital, Kaari Hospital, K, floor 4
Mon 7 a.m.–8 p.m., Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri & Sat 7 a.m.–3 p.m.
tel. (+358) 17 172 226
fax (+358) 17 172 229

Internal Medicine Ward 2106
Puijo Hospital, C, floor 8
Ward secretary tel. (+358) 17 172 690
Visits before 7 p.m.

Haematology Ward 2103
Puijo Hospital, C, floor 7
Ward secretary tel. (+358) 44 717 2211
It is forbidden to bring flowers to the ward.