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Healthcare and social services

Girls in masks take a selfie by the Helsinki metro

Helsinki offers a broad selection of healthcare and social services to its permanent residents. These services are provided at either no cost or a low fee. This is because both public and private services associated with health and well-being are subsidised by Finland’s welfare state.

The city’s 23 health stations are the backbone of all municipal healthcare. They provide primary and urgent treatment in every neighbourhood of the city. Medical professionals at health stations also make the necessary referrals to specialist care or social services.