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How to refer my patient to Coxa

Increased freedom of choice enables patients to choose together with their doctor the place for having non-urgent surgery.

The current Health Care Act provides the freedom to choose a treatment place from among any public unit of specialised health care in Finland. Freedom of choice in specialised health care applies to the provision of non-urgent service and treatment by a specialist in a hospital.

Coxa is a publicly owned limited liability company and belongs to the PHD Group, so a licensed doctor can refer a patient to us by providing them with a referral indicating the freedom of choice of treatment place. The referral is addressed to PHD/Coxa. Postal address for paper-format referrals: Coxa Hospital for Joint Replacement, Niveltie 4, FI-33520 Tampere.

Read more about the freedom of choice in specialised health care at: www.valinnanvapaus.fi

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Referring a patient to coxa requires:

  1. A referral by a licensed doctor
  2. The referral indicates the patient’s freedom to choose the place of treatment
  3. The referral is addressed to the Pirkanmaa Hospital District/Coxa.
  4. Postal address for paper-format referrals: Coxa Hospital for Joint Replacement, Niveltie 4, FI-33520 Tampere