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External health care services for reception centres to be purchased from Suomen Terveystalo, Aava Medical Centre and Mehiläinen

30.10.2017 14.30
Press release

The Finnish Immigration Service has signed new service contracts on the provision of health care services. Health care services are provided for the clients of the reception centres for asylum seekers, the assistance system for victims of human trafficking, and the detention units.

In Uusimaa, the winner of the tendering process was Aava Medical Centre, in Ostrobothnia it was Mehiläinen, and in other areas Suomen Terveystalo.

The procurement was divided into six areas: Uusimaa; Southwest Finland and Satakunta; Eastern Finland; Central Finland, Pirkanmaa and Häme; Ostrobothnia and Northern Finland.

While Mehiläinen is a new service provider, the Finnish Immigration Service has already had service contracts with Aava Medical Centre and Suomen Terveystalo before. The Finnish Immigration Service previously put health care services up for tender in 2012. The new contracts will enter into force on 1 November 2017.

The procurement covers general practitioner services on weekdays at 8–16, screenings for infectious diseases, and laboratory tests and imaging studies.

These national-level, centralised service contracts aim to generate cost savings and ensure uniform services of even quality.

Further information for the media:

Olli Snellman, Head of Section, Reception Unit, tel. 0295 433 431