Consultations with a doctor for people who have become ill and for the treatment of chronic illnesses - patients may be referred to specialists or for further examination
- Health centres often have a ward for patients requiring nursing care
- Health counselling, including health education, contraception advice, maternity and child welfare and medical examinations
- Screening and vaccinations
- Oral health services
- School and student health care
- Mental health services
- Emergency treatment, emergency cases also handled by hospitals
- Home care services
The MSAH is responsible for developing legislation covering
primary health care.
Health Care Act
Primary Health Care Act 1972
A key aspect of the MSAH's National Development Programme for Social Welfare and Health Care (Kaste) is the organisation of health services to make them more client/patient focussed.
National Development Programme for Social Welfare and Health Care (Kaste)
Municipalities may organise primary health care services alone or in collaboration with other municipalities, or they may procure them from private providers. People may also use service vouchers to procure services from the source they prefer.
The law on client fees regulates fees for health care services provided by health centres.
Agencies that, among other things, deal with the development of
primary health care services, their administration and supervision
National Institute for Health and Welfare
Regional State Administrative Agencies
National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health