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My new favorite place is the Laastari Clinics system in Finland.

Why? I like their web site. Their CEO started following me on Twitter. And I can visit their clinics any time for only 45 Euros.

It may be inconvenient to get there, but I like the feel of the place. Walk-in visits only, no mystery.

“With us, healthcare is based on the customer,” says the English-language version of the Laastari Clinic site. You can visit us 7 days a week without an appointment. Each visit costs 45€ at all times, including laboratory and office fees, as well as prescriptions. We treat everyone over the age of 2.”

“In the clinic, a registered nurse will conduct examinations in accordance with your illness and current care recommendations and, if necessary, consult a general practitioner or a specialist in terms of treatment. When necessary, the doctor will write you a prescription directly to the pharmacy, from where you can pick up your medication right after leaving the clinic.”

Ville Ohman is the CEO. His Twitter bio: “Ceo of Laastari retail clinics. We change the way healthcare is delivered. Quality, affordability, convenience, patient engagement. Stockholm, Sweden ·”


Jeanne Pinder

Jeanne Pinder  is the founder and CEO of ClearHealthCosts. She worked at The New York Times for almost 25 years as a reporter, editor and human resources executive, then volunteered for a buyout and founded...