As a public healthcare client, you can choose your place of treatment when you require non-emergency care. You can choose any health centre in Finland. You can choose together with your doctor the specialised medical care unit in which you wish to be treated. You can also choose the healthcare professional treating you.
Nationwide freedom of choice in healthcare does not apply to Åland. Thus a person resident on the Finnish mainland cannot choose to be treated in Åland. Correspondingly, a person living in Åland cannot choose public healthcare services that are located on the mainland.
Information about changing your health centre or hospital, or about service voucher, is provided primarily by your own local health centre or hospital district.