Like many Nordic nations, Finland’s public healthcare system is tax-funded and accessible to anyone residing here. Cities and municipalities are responsible for developing, organizing, and running both primary and specialized medical care services.
In addition to Finland’s public health services, private healthcare services are available to those who, for example, seek fast access directly to a specialist. And all employers are responsible for providing voluntary preventative healthcare screenings for their employees – some even offer care through private healthcare companies.
Most people use a mix of public, private, and employee healthcare services. For example, you might use your employer-provided healthcare to seek services at a private medical clinic, where they would then refer you to specialized, high-quality public healthcare services according to your needs. Many doctors, too, divide their work time between public and private clinics.