Helicopter Emergency Medical Services in Finland

What is FinnHEMS?

FinnHEMS is the national administrative unit for Helicopter Emergency Medical Services. FinnHEMS is owned by equal shares by the five University Hospital Districts in Finland. FinnHEMS is a non-profit organization.

Our task is to act as a strategic partner to the University Hospital Districts in organizing Emergency Medical Services. FinnHEMS put out to tender the providers of the helicopter services, makes the agreements and supervises the fulfillment of quality and safety criteria at the bases. Further, FinnHEMS is responsible for administrating the services of the six operating bases.


To be a leading and internationally recognized specialist within Helicopter Emergency Medical Services, which administrates the services and partnerships needed to execute the Emergency Medical Services.


To support the realization of safe, high-quality and equal Emergency Medical Services in Finland.