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Health care services

The reception centre where you are registered organises health care services for you.

An asylum seeker’s health care services are organised and produced in and outside the reception centres. There is a nurse or a public health nurse at every reception centre. If you need medical help, he or she will send you to a doctor.

When you move to a reception centre for the first time, you have the opportunity to undergo a health examination. The purpose of the health care services is to help you stay as healthy as possible, both physically and mentally, and prevent illness.

Asylum seekers who have reached the age of 18 have the right to acute and necessary medical treatment. Asylum seekers under 18 years of age have the right to get public health care services on the same grounds as children who have a home municipality in Finland.