Everyone who lives in Finland is entitled to health care and medical treatment.
In emergency situations, treatment is provided immediately. In non-urgent cases the need for care is assessed and treatment is provided within a specified time. Health centre treatment is arranged within three months and specialised medical care within six months.
There are six municipal health care centres in Turku and you may use these services when your place of domicile (kotikunta) is Turku. The Health Stations are open from Monday to Friday 8 – 16, closed on weekends and on national holidays.
In addition to health centre services, primary health care includes maternity and child welfare clinics, school health care, medical rehabilitation and dental care. Local authorities also provide specialised medical care through the municipal hospital districts. Primary health care is provided by municipal health centres.
Children under school age are provided health services by child welfare clinics, and schoolchildren by school health care. Local authorities can, if necessary, acquire health services from the private sector.
Employers organise occupational health care and occupational rehabilitation for employees.