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The outpatient clinic is by invitation only. This means that a doctor’s referral is needed to receive treatment at the outpatient clinic.

Please let us know as soon as possible if you need to change or cancel a time, but no later than 2 days before the given time. In such cases, we can offer the time to another patient.

We will charge a non-attendance fee for a missed appointment.

For matters regarding treatment, we recommend contacting us by telephone. We do not respond by email to matters regarding treatment.

The use of perfumes should be avoided during outpatient visits due to allergies.

Contact the sleep apnoea nurse if you have problems with the machine or the mask itself, and, if necessary, you can make an appointment for a visit.

Telephone time Mon-Fri from 09:00-11:00 tel. 06 213 2997.

We are switching to direct home delivery of materials, which means that materials are automatically sent once a year. Get in touch and we will inform you more.

If the machine breaks down in the evening, at night or during the weekend, call the pulmonary and neurological outpatient clinic the following weekday, tel.09:00-11:00.

The outpatient clinic does NOT replace broken masks or machines.

Sleep apnoea treatment

There are two different types of sleep apnoea, obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS) and central sleep apnoea syndrome (CSAS). The only difference between the two are the underlying causes. However, the symptoms and treatment are similar.

Snoring, especially heavy snoring, is something that is often associated with sleep apnoea. And although snoring is a common symptom of the disease, not all sleep apnoea sufferers actually snore.


  • Sleep registration in the clinical neurophysiology ward

Treatment options

  • Position treatment / tennis ball treatment
  • Apnoea oral appliance
  • Operation
  • CPAP / A-PAP treatment

More information about sleep apnoea is available from us

Oxygen treatment is initiated due to a long-term lack of oxygen in the body. Oxygen is a prescription medicine, which is given according to a doctor’s instructions. Oxygen flow is determined using arterial blood tests.

Always use the oxygen flow that your doctor has prescribed for you, a too high oxygen flow can be harmful. If shortness of breath becomes worse, contact the doctor responsible for your care or find an available doctor who is on call.

Oxygen treatment does not help with shortness of breath but improves energy and the ability to function in the long run and reduces the load on the heart and lungs. To benefit from treatment, you should use oxygen treatment for at least 16 hrs / day.

Outside the home

Your doctor may prescribe an oxygen container to allow you to move outside the home. For physically active patients, a liquid oxygen unit may be considered as an option.

For oxygen containers and liquid oxygen units, the patient must make an agreement with the oxygen producer (Aga or Woikoski). KELA pays a reimbursement for part of the cost of medical oxygen.

Oxygen producers: Linde Healthcare tel. 0800 90008, fax 010 242 0593 Woikoski Medical tel. 045 788 15403

The Heva unit is responsible for the care of patients with respiratory failure and patients who use a V-Pap / BiPap device or home respirator. The Heva unit is responsible for treatment materials related to the treatment of respiratory failure.

The head nurse and the Heva unit’s coordinating nurse are responsible for the coordination and implementation of patient care.

You will find us at the pulmonary and neurological outpatient clinic on the 3rd floor of the U-building.

Heva nurse / coordinating nurse

Tel. 044-323 2813

Weekdays from 08:00-15:00

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a disease that impairs the capacity of the lungs and where the trachea is constricted. The disease is usually asymptomatic at the onset of the disease.


The first symptoms are usually a prolonged cough, a so-called “smoker’s cough”. When you cough, mucus is released from the lungs, especially in the morning. It is also common to have a shortness of breath. In the beginning, the symptoms come with strenuous exertion and later, when the disease has progressed, a little exertion will cause a severe shortness of breath.

What causes a narrowing of the trachea?

  • Tobacco smoke
  • Dust in inhaled air
  • Air pollution
  • Unusual hereditary disease

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is treated with.

  • Medication
  • Exercis
  • Oxygen treatment

Contact information

Vaasa Centralhospital

H building, 3. floor

Hietalahdenkatu 2-4, 65130 Vaasa


Mon-Thurs: 08:00-15:00

Fri: 08:00-14:00

Office Weekdays from 08:00-08:30 and from 12:00-13:00

06 213 8015

Respiratory nurse Weekdays from 09:00-11:00

06 213 2997

Pohjanlahdentie 1

PB 111, 68601 Pietarsaari

Old hospital, Entrance I, 2nd floor


Mon-Thurs: 08:00-15:00

Fri: 08:00-13:00

Nurse: Mon-Tue, Thu-Fri from 09:00-10:30 and Mon-Thu 12:30-13:00.

06 2183623

Telephone counselling, Uusikaarlepyy

Monday – Friday from 08:00 – 16:00

Note! No appointments are taken for coronavirus vaccinations!

06 786 2701

Asthma and sleep nurse, Pietarsaari


Mon – Tue, Thu – Fri from 09:00 -10:30 (not on Wednesdays)

06 786 2496

Asthma nurse, Uusikaarlepyy


Via the outpatient clinic in Uusikarlepyy

06 786 2704

Telephone counselling, Malmska (Pietarsaari, Luoto, Pedersöre)

Monday – Friday from 08:00 – 16:00

06 786 1333

Additional information