Helsinki - Post Report Question and Answers

Are there any particular health concerns? What is the quality of available medical care? What medical conditions typically require medical evacuation?

The quality of medical care is excellent but access can be frustrating for foreigners, especially diplomats, who are some of very few in the county not eligible for government healthcare. Most healthcare providers are confused by the administrative aspects of seeing embassy family members, though once those are overcome, quality of care is good. Medevac would never be needed unless someone simply felt more comfortable in the U.S. - Oct 2021


The Finnish winter brings a wide array of respiratory infections and influenza. Walking pneumonia seems more common here than in the U.S. However, medical services are excellent, and there is a wide array of private clinics that cater to expatriates in all areas of medicine. - Oct 2018


None. Excellent medical care. - Jul 2012


Biggest health concern is not having proper winter clothes. Medical care is really good, but it comes at a price: average visit is 150 Euro. - Jan 2011


No health concerns and excellent health care. - May 2010


No health concerns. Medical care is very good. - Apr 2009


Air and water is clean. There are no health concerns. Medical care is good. Finland has a social medical system but there are several private clinics that expats go to. I know 3 expat ladies who had their babies here without any problems. - Mar 2008


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