Helsinki University Hospital (HUH) - Helsinki University Central Hospital (HUCH)

Referral/Teaching Hospital | HUS, Finland

Hospital description

For the organization of specialized medical care, Finland is divided into 20 hospital districts. Five of them are university hospital districts. The Hospital District of Helsinki and Uusimaa (HUS) is the largest of these. HUS serves patients by providing specialized medical care for the residents of its 24 member municipalities. The aim is to offer patients in all member municipalities a timely and equal access to specialized medical care.

HUS offers high-calibre specialist medical care in all 20 of its hospitals throughout the province of Uusimaa. In addition, as the largest university hospital in Finland, Helsinki University Central Hospital HUCH is nationally responsible for treating severe and rare illnesses and ones calling for special expertise and technology.

All of the major medical specialties are represented at HUS: surgery, medicine, anesthesiology, phoniatrics, physiatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatric and adolescents diseases, neurology, neurosurgery, ophthalmology, otorhinolaryngology, imaging, laboratory specialties, psychiatry, oncology, dermatology and allergology, and venereal diseases and their sub-specialties. The best experts in a total of 49 specialties are employed in HUS hospitals.

The member municipalities of the Helsinki University Hospital Area are Espoo, Helsinki, Kauniainen, Kerava, Kirkkonummi and Vantaa.
Helsinki University Hospital consists of 17 hospitals, which are situated in Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa. They serve the population of the whole hospital area.
In addition, HUH is responsible for providing care for demanding and rare diseases for its catchment area’s hospital areas and also to the patients from all over Finland.
HUH Hospitals:
Children’s Castle
Children’s Hospital
Department of Oncology
Eye and Ear Hospital
Jorvi Hospital
Kätilöopisto Maternity Hospital
Meilahti Tower Hospital
Meilahti Triangle Hospital
Peijas Hospital
Skin and Allergy Hospital
Surgical Hospital
Töölö Hospital
Western Eye Hospital
Women’s Hospital
HUS has also units in Aurora Hospital and Herttoniemi Hospital.


Hospital type Referral/Teaching Hospital
Local language
Funding Status Public


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