The Prison Hospital is a national somatic hospital led by general practitioners providing care to prisoners in Hämeenlinna. The activities include multidisciplinary treatment and rehabilitation of somatic illnesses. The activities of the women’s ward include moreover substance abuse psychiatry for pregnant females. There is also a day hospital and post-clinical activities available for female patients.

The Prison Hospital also includes an opportunity to outpatient gastroscopy examinations and consultation with medical specialists.

In addition to the chief physician, the Prison Hospital’s multiprofessional working group includes two heads of department, a psychologist, social worker, chief nursing officer, head nurse, nurses, a physical therapist, occupational therapist, laboratory nurse, and assisting personnel.


Contact information of the Prison Hospital

Chief Physician Päivi Viitanen is in charge of the Prison Hospital’s activities

  • telephone number +358 29 524 5553 or +358 29 524 5706 (patient transfers)
  • e-mail


Visiting address: Pikku-Parolantie 7, 13100 Hämeenlinna

Mailing address: P.O. Box 181, 13101 Hämeenlinna

Telephone number +358 29 524 5505 (health care issues 24/7)

Fax number +358 29 524 5797


Criminal Sanctions Manager

  • telephone number +358 29 568 1617 (sentence issues)
  • fax number +358 29 568 1514 (sentence issues)