Health care and pharmacies
Health care on Åland
Ålands Hälso och sjukvård (ÅHS) is in charge of public health care in Åland. It offers medical care to both the local population and visitors. This includes everything from preventive care to specialised hospital care.
If you are insured in an EU country, you are entitled to medical treatment during a temporary stay in another EU/EEA country if you can prove this with your European health insurance card. You are then entitled to treatment under the same financial conditions as the locals in Åland and you will pay the same charges as the islands’ own inhabitants.
Non-EU residents should make sure they travel with travel insurance.
Important phone numbers
• General Emergency Number: 112
• Emergency ward: +358 18 5355
• Medical assistance: +358 18 538 500
• Dentist on duty: +358 18 14 600
• Veterinarian on duty: +358 18 14 900
Defibrillators around Åland
There are around 200 defibrillators in Åland. Go to www.hjartstartare.ax and download the mobile app m.hjartstartare.ax which is showing where the nearest defibrillator available when you are staying in Åland.
Save the app on your mobile desktop so that you are able to help if you would get into a situation where a defibrillator is the only way to help the person receiving dangerous arrhythmia or sudden cardiac arrest.