Language rights

Healthcare professionals are obliged to inform the customer concerning their state of health, the significance of the treatment, the different treatment options and other factors related to the treatment. If the customer and the treatment personnel do not have a common language, interpretation will be arranged if necessary. In Finland, the customer always has the […]

Language of treatment and interpretation

If you are seeking treatment abroad, find out in advance the language used in the place of treatment. You are usually responsible for the costs of any interpretation yourself if you have sought heath services in another country. If you become ill in an EU or EEA country or in Switzerland during a temporary stay […]