Tays Pitkäniemi Hospital

We examine and treat the majority of the psychiatric patients of Tampere University Hospital in the Pitkäniemi Hospital located in Nokia. We assume responsibility for psychiatric emergency services, inpatient and outpatient treatment and therapy services.

Tays Pitkäniemi Hospital provides treatment for both adults and adolescents. All psychiatric examinations and treatment of children are centralised to the Tays Central Hospital in Tampere.

More than 80 % of adult patients are admitted to treatment through emergency services and usually undergo hospital treatment for 2 to 3 weeks. We have around 200 beds. A physician's referral is always needed for psychiatric treatment in Tays.

In Tays Pitkäniemi, we examine and treat, for example:

  • acute and severe mental disorders, such as psychosis, schizophrenia, severe mood disorders, personality disorders, severe crises, substance-induced psychoses, eating disorders and various kinds of addictions
  • psychiatric symptoms related to neurological disorders and brain injuries
  • those in need of involuntary treatment
  • diseases related to substance abuse, i.e. alcohol, medicines and drugs.

The Tays Support Centre for Disabled Care and the Care Services Unit are also located in the Pitkäniemi area.


Medical Director Hanna-Mari Alanen
Nursing Director Sari Lepistö