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Dental Care In Finland: How To Find The Right Options For You

Surprisingly, given the overall high standard of healthcare in Finland, dental care does not rank favourably. Only 53 percent of Finnish men over the age of 30 brush their teeth twice a day, compared with 80 percent of Finnish women.    more ...

How To Keep Fit And Healthy In Finland

The Finnish love to keep active, so staying fit and healthy in Finland is not going to be a problem at all; in fact, you will be spoilt for choice. Whether you are a proficient athlete, a hobbyist hiker, or a complete newbie to the world of fitness, you will find something to suit your needs here.

Finland consistently ranks in the top five for the most physically active countries in Europe and regular participation in physical activities — ...    more ...

Maternity Care In Finland: What The Options Are And How To Decide On A Birth Plan

Finland has consistently ranked within the top five countries in the world for maternity care over the last decade. This is largely due to the relatively low cost of hospital birth; the excellent standard of medical care; and the level of pre and post natal support.    more ...

How Much Do Health Procedures Cost In Finland?

Public healthcare in Finland is available to all who have resided in the country for a minimum period of four months, regardless of their financial situation. However, public healthcare in Finland is not technically free, although the charges are fairly reasonable in comparison to other countries, such as the United States. The public healthcare services are provided by local district health centres known as Terveysasemat , and specialised medic ...    more ...

Prescriptions In Finland: What Is Available And How To Ensure You Get The Right Level Of Care

Medication in Finland is only available in pharmacies, including non-prescribed over-the-counter medication like painkillers such as paracetamol and ibuprofen. This is common in much of Europe, but different to the United Kingdom, for example, where over-the-counter medication can be found in many shops, and pharmacies are only required for prescription medications from your doctor.    more ...

What Cover Is Available For Sports Injuries In Finland?

Sport is practically considered a national pastime in Finland, with many Finns participating in and visiting different sporting events regularly. There’s even a national initiative in Finland to get people to do more and sit less. A sports scientist from the University of Jyväskylä says it is a Nordic tradition to consider sports a social right; a way of thinking that started in the 1970s, when the government began subsidising recreational sp ...    more ...

How To Register With The Health System In Finland

Like many of the Nordic countries Finland maintains a strong healthcare system, funded through their National Health Insurance. Public healthcare is the responsibility of municipalities and is primarily funded by taxation and patient fees.    more ...

What Quality Of Healthcare Can You Expect In Finland?

The quality of healthcare in Finland is generally of a high standard. It consistently ranks highly among European and Nordic countries, as well as in international ratings. Public healthcare services have greatly improved over the past few years. The country’s healthcare system has also been hailed as one of the most ‘value-for-money’ systems in the world.    more ...

Moving To Finland As A Disabled Expat: What You Need To Know

I’ll begin this article by sharing some facts about Finland, where I live. We’re a European country and a member of the European Union. We share land borders with three countries: Norway, Sweden, Russia. Thus, we are a Nordic country. In total, our population is 5.5 million and the majority of the population is concentrated in the southern region. The capital and by far the largest city is Helsinki. Expats usually live in the capital region, ...    more ...

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