You will receive treatment on the basis of an assessment of the need for treatment made by the doctor caring for you in a public healthcare unit of your municipality of residence, even if it is a matter of follow-up care for treatment provided abroad. Follow-up treatment may involve, for example, post-operative wound care, laboratory tests, a check-up, physiotherapy or other rehabilitation.
The treatment you are given in Finland is not affected by your reason for obtaining care abroad; rather care is always provided in accordance with the treatment need assessment.
- Follow-up treatment is provided in accordance with treatment practice accepted in Finland.
- The doctor treating you in Finland will determine what kind of follow-up care is needed.
- The treatment practice in Finland may differ from the instructions concerning your follow-up care given by the doctor who treated you abroad.
If you have received treatment abroad and need follow-up care in Finland, contact your health centre to arrange this.