Patient’s rights to treatment

Everyone is entitled to emergency treatment Everyone is entitled to receive emergency treatment in Finland, regardless of their citizenship, country of origin or basis of their residence in Finland. Emergency treatment refers to treatment provided due to a sudden illness or accident. A person arriving from abroad is usually responsible for the costs of […]


The Constitution of Finland guarantees the right to livelihood and care. Care refers to urgent medical care, among other things. The Constitution also contains provisions concerning non-urgent treatment. In order to implement this, the government officials, municipalities and state have been obligated to ensure that everyone has access to social and healthcare services; they […]