The purpose of the Health Care Services for Prisoners is to provide all prisoners in Finland with health care services. We produce most of the primary health care services, oral health care services and psychiatric specialised medical care independently. We outsource other advanced-level specialised medical care services and emergency care services. Our personnel is highly experienced and trained. We particularly have expertise in somatic care as well as substance abuse and mental health care. We follow a principle of normality: we offer the same public health care services as public health care providers while taking into account certain limitations imposed by the conditions. As a workplace, we provide employees with an opportunity for such work experience and enhancement of competence that would be difficult to obtain elsewhere. Our aim is to provide the world’s best health care services for prisoners. The administration of the Health Care Services for Prisoners operates under the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL). The Health Care Services for Prisoners acts in close cooperation with the Criminal Sanctions Agency.

 

National guaranteed access to healthcare in the Health Care Services for Prisoners

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