Treating healthcare professional

Choosing a health care professional who you would like to treat you depends on the municipality and the place of treatment. The choice of professional treating you depends on how your care can be appropriately delivered in your place of treatment. If you wish to be treated by a particular doctor, nurse or other legalised health care professional, you may express your wish when making an appointment, for example.

In public healthcare, patient freedom to choose the healthcare professional treating them is guided in effect by working in pairs, population responsibility and multiprofessional team work. Thus when you choose your doctor, you also choose the nurse working with him or her or the whole team treating you. Your choice may not be possible, however, if your health centre´s doctor or doctor-nurse team is unable to accept new patients within the constraints of their working hours.