Centre for Interpreting Services for the Disabled


Apply for interpreter service for the disabled by sending an application to Kela.

Send the application to the address:
Kela, PO Box 10
00056 KELA

Bookings, changes and cancellations

The Centre for Interpreting Services for the Disabled allocates interpreters and maintains the remote service.

Opening hours
Monday to Friday 7.30am to 8pm
Saturday 8am to 3pm

Exceptional opening hours in 2020 at the Centre for Interpreting Services for the Disabled

1 May closed
Ascension Day 21 May closed
Midsummer Eve 19 June closed
Midsummer Day 20 June closed
All Saints’ Day 31 October closed
Independence Day 6 December closed
Christmas Eve 24 December closed
Christmas Day 25 December closed
Boxing Day 26 December closed
New Year’s Eve 31 December 7:30–15:00
New Year’s Day 1 January 2021 closed
Epiphany 6 January 2021 closed

In the days between Christmas and New Year 28 to 30 December 2020, we have normal opening hours.

Bookings, changes and cancellations
Region  Phone and text message 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

Remote service

Through the remote service you can use the Finnish sign language when attending to personal matters. Read more about the remote service.

Opening hours
Weekdays from 7:30am to 6pm and Saturday 10am to 2pm.

Customer service and advice

e-mail vatu@kela.fi


In emergencies you can contact the service provider or the interpreter directly. You can also send an emergency message by text message.