Social and health care services in the municipality of Sipoo distribute treatment equipment and care appliances free of charge to municipal inhabitants with chronic and/or long-term diseases. The goal is to promote care and follow-up of patients with chronic diseases at their own home, to improve the conditions of their self-care, to maintain good working and functional ability, and to create possibilities for a better quality of life.
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Please make sure to order in good time, approximately 2–3 weeks before you run out of the equipment you need. You may order the equipment for approximately 3 months at a time.
Treatment Equipment Orders for Children, Youth and Families
Treatment equipment for children, young people and families is ordered via child health clinics and school health care.
The equipment is collected as agreed at the Nikkilä and Söderkulla maternity clinics, respectively.
Treatment Equipment Orders for Adult Population
There are several ways of ordering treatment equipment for adults: by filling in the online form, by phone, or by leaving an order either at the health care centre reception desk in Nikkilä or at the pharmacy in Söderkulla. Email orders are not accepted.
You may collect the equipment you ordered at the patient office at the Nikkilä health care centre: weekdays 8 a.m.–4 p.m., or at the Söderkulla pharmacy during their opening hours: Monday–Friday 8.30 a.m.–7 p.m.. and Saturdays 9 a.m.–3 p.m.
Treatment Equipment Orders for Elderly Living at Home
Treatment equipment for elderly living at home is ordered by phone via home care services. Delivery and pickup of materials is carried out as agreed.
Treatment Equipment for Elderly Living in Purchased Services Care Homes
Treatment equipment for elderly who live at care homes are delivered directly to the units.
To whom and on what terms
Clients are admitted in the distribution of treatment equipment and care appliances after a referral by a doctor, nurse or a public health nurse. In unclear cases, or when the case is subject to interpretation, a chief medical officer for public non institutional health care or a home care doctor will assess the situation first.
Distribution of treatment equipment and care appliances is means-tested. Clients receive a maximum of three months’ worth of equipment at a time.
The decision on the distribution of care accessories is made by a doctor or a health care professional. As a rule, the precondition is that the illness is of a long term, in other words over three months in duration.
Care accessories are provided free of charge to the users.
Basic information and legislation
Care accessories are needed to treat certain long-term illnesses. The accessories include those related to ostomy, wound care, diabetes, catheterisation and dialysis. Incontinence pads are also offered for persons with medium or serious incontinence.
Care accessories are also distributed in connection with home nursing and at-home hospital care.