People in need of urgent medical care have the right to receive treatment regardless of their nationality. The right to other health care services is determined by the kind of residence permit the foreign person has.
Health care services for asylum seekers are arranged by reception centres in co-operation with municipalities or other service providers. Those with a residence permit and a permanent municipality of residence have the right to social and health care services, even if they are not Finnish citizens.
The municipality will provide immigrants with health care services, in which experts specialising in integration and special immigrant issues carry out multidisciplinary co-operation. These services can be accessed through a health centre.