Primary Healthcare and Hospitals
The primary healthcare organisation is responsible for all healthcare and medical treatment that does not require the hospitals’ special resources. Primary healthcare is mainly provided through the healthcare centres. The healthcare centres treat the most common illnesses and often have a children’s clinic, a prenatal clinic and rehabilitation resources, for example physical therapy. They can also offer conversational support and advice through welfare counsellors or help to stop smoking, lose weight or with other problems that affect health.
Public dental care has clinics for general dental care, specialised dental care and hospital dentistry. 95 percent of the children and approximately 50 percent of the adults in Västra Götaland are public dental care patients. All citizens in västra Götaland are entitled to free dental care until the age of 23 in public or private dental care.
Hospitals in Västra Götaland, Sweden
The healthcare in Västra Götaland is divided into four different geographical areas, with several hospitals in each area.
Several of Region Västra Götaland’s 17 hospitals provide both emergency and planned treatment in a number of specialised fields. Emergency treatment is concentrated to certain hospitals in order to maintain a high level of quality and safety. Other hospitals specialise in planned care and have developed profiles of their own.
About Region Västra Götaland and Healthcare
Region Västra Götaland is tasked with creating prerequisites for good health on equal terms.
The foundation of good public health is a society where people enjoy good living conditions, a good environment and are able to participate. Public health issues in Region Västra Götaland are the concern of the Public Health Committee in cooperation with other civil society players. But public health work is a responsibility in all activities and operations within Region Västra Götaland.
Region Västra Götaland provide the inhabitants of Västra Götaland with healthcare and medical treatment. Region Västra Götaland operates 17 hospitals, 121 healthcare centres and 170 public dental care centres. Some care is provided by private centres under contract with Region Västra Götaland.