Choosing a place of treatment
As a public healthcare client, you can choose your place of treatment when you require non-emergency care. You can choose any health and social services centre in Finland. You can choose together with your doctor the specialised medical care unit in which you wish to be treated. Information about changing your health and social services centre or hospital, or about the service voucher, is provided primarily by your health and social services centre, including doctors and nurses appointments, oral healthcare services and rehabilitation services.
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Choosing a health and social services centre
As a public healthcare client, you can choose which health and social services centre you wish to use.
Choosing a hospital
If you wish, you may also choose your specialised medical care provider from any location in Finland.
Choosing the doctor, nurse or other professional who will treat me
The possibility of choosing the health care professional who will treat you depends on the wellbeing services county and the place of treatment.
Choosing other healthcare services
The wellbeing services counties can decide themselves how freedom of choice will be put into practice in other healthcare services.
Using the service voucher when choosing a place of treatment
If your wellbeing services county accepts service vouchers, you can choose this option to obtain other services than public services.
Choosing a place of treatment in a temporary municipality of residence
You can also receive treatment outside your municipality of residence without having to change your place of treatment to that municipality.