Health services in Finland

Information about the freedom of choice in healthcare in Finland has been moved to the website If you are looking for information about the freedom of choice in healthcare in Finland, such as your right to choose a health centre or hospital, you can find the information in the online service Continue to […]

Public healthcare

The website contains the contact information of hospital districts, emergency services, maternity hospitals and rare deseases centers.

Client fees within public healthcare

The customer must receive a specific decision concerning the customer fee. The decision must contain the appeal instructions and the appeal address. Prepare your appeal concerning a public healthcare customer fee within 30 days (1.1.2016) of having received the decision. If necessary, the patient ombudsman can help you prepare the appeal. You can receive the contact […]

Supervision of healthcare

Valvira guides and supervises healthcare professionals and the operations of medical facilities both in the public and private sector. The task of Valvira is to maintain the of healthcare professionals investigate a complaint when it is suspected that a medical error or malpractice has contributed to the death or severe injury. In any other case, […]

Public healthcare

Primary healthcare services are usually provided in the municipality´s health centre. A municipality can arrange primary healthcare services also in collaboration with another municipality, or it can procure the services from a private company or an organisation. The health services that the municipality must provide are laid down separately in the relevant Act. The municipalities […]

Availability of treatment

Maximum times for access to treatment Maximum times within which treatment must be provided in non-emergency cases have been prescribed for access to treatment. In emergencies you have the right to receive treatment immediately at the emergency service of the nearest health centre or hospital. Municipalities and hospital districts must publish on their websites information […]