Child Psychiatry

Child Psychiatry provides specialized mental health services for children aged 0 to13 years. The aim is to find ways to help the child in close co-operation with the family. Various psychosocial, psychotherapeutic as well as psychopharmacological methods based on the individual treatment plan are used. Home visits as well as co-operation with the network of the child are commonly used.

  • At the outpatient unit, work is done individually with the child or together with the family.
  • At the inpatient unit work is based on therapeutic interaction in everyday situations and in planned activities. The inpatient unit is open from Monday to Friday.  
  • In acute psychiatric situations the acute unit provides help 24 hours a day.
  • The Paediatric Forensic Psychiatry Unit provides services in Eastern and Central Finland. Examinations are carried out on the request by the police, prosecutor or judicial system.

Close co-operation is done with schools, social services, and other units of the Department of Paediatrics.

Contact Information

  • Administration

Ilona Luoma, chief physician
tel. (+359) 17 172 425
Taina Pitkäaho, nursing director
tel. (+358) 44 717 2328
Secretary tel. (+358) 44 717 2407

  • Child Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic 3751

Alava hospital, Kaartokatu 9, rak. B2
Chief physician, tel. (+358) 44 717 2435
Nurse manager, tel. (+358) 44 717 2430
Ward secretary, tel. (+358) 17 172 787

  • Child Psychiatry Examination and Treatment Ward 2754

Alava hospital, Kaartokatu 9, building A2, third and fourth floor
Physician, tel. (+358) 17 172 435
Nurse manager, tel. (+358) 44 717 2494
Ward secretary, tel. (+358) 17 172 429
Nurses, group 1, tel. (+358) 17 172 433
Nurses, group 2, tel. (+358) 17 172 428

  • Child Psychiatry Acute Ward 2753

Alava hospital, Kaartokatu 9, building A2, second floor
Assistant chief physician, tel. (+358) 44 717 4668
Nurse manager, tel. (+358) 44 717 5481
Ward secretary, tel. (+358) 17 175 482
Nurses, tel. (+358) 17 175 480

  • Paediatric Forensic Psychiatry Medical Examination Unit 3753

Alava hospital, Kaartokatu 9, building A2, fifth floor
Physician, tel. (+358) 44 717 9983
Ward secretary,
tel. (+358) 44 717 2783