Contact information and opening hours

The Centre for Interpreting Services for the Disabled is part of the Kela organisation. It operates the interpreter service for persons with disabilities.

Contact the Centre when you want to

The remote service offered by the Centre allows you to handle your daily affairs remotely and without making an appointment. You can use either Finnish sign language, spoken Finnish, or spoken Swedish.

Opening hours

Centre for Interpreting Services for the Disabled

Monday to Friday 07:30–20:00
Saturday 08:00–15:00

Remote service 

Monday to Friday 08:00–16:00

Exceptional opening hours

Centre for Interpreting Services for the Disabled

Maundy Thursday, 1 April 2021, 07:30–15:00
New Year’s Eve, 31 December 2021, 07:30–15:00

Remote service 

June 21 to July 25, 09:00–13:00

The Centre for Interpreting Services for the Disabled and the remote service are closed on:
6 January
Good Friday (Easter)
Easter Sunday
Easter Monday
1 May
Ascension Day
Midsummer’s Eve
Midsummer’s Day
All Saints’ Day
Independence Day 
Christmas Eve
Christmas Day
Boxing Day
New Year’s Day

Contact information

Bookings, changes and cancellations

Region Phone and SMS E-mail
Uusimaa 020 634 4810 vatu.uusimaa@kela.fi
Western 020 634 4811 vatu.lantinen@kela.fi
Central 020 634 4813 vatu.keskinen@kela.fi
Ostrobothnia 020 634 4812 vatu.pohjanmaa@kela.fi
Eastern 020 634 4814 vatu.itainen@kela.fi
Northern 020 634 4815 vatu.pohjoinen@kela.fi

If you are unsure which number to call, check which region your home municipality is located in (PDF, in Finnish).

Fees applied for phone calls and text messages:

  • Standard local/mobile network rate within Finland
  • international rate as applicable.

General information

Email vatu@kela.fi

Kela mailing address

Kela, PL 10, 00056 KELA

Emergencies

In emergencies you can contact the service provider or the interpreter directly. You can also use the 112 text message service (Read more in Finnish).

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