05.04.2019

Public health care

Public health care services in Finland are provided by municipalities and financed by tax revenue.

Persons who are residents of a Finnish municipality (i.e., have a place of domicile in Finland) are entitled to treatment in the public healthcare system. You will be charged the same user fee as other local residents. Your citizenship or country of origin are not relevant. Your place of domicile is registered by your local Register Office.

To register a municipality of residence (kotikunta), you need to provide evidence of your intention that you are going to remain in Finland permanently.

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