Accessibility of primary care in South Karelia

The map illustrates the accessibility of primary care during office hours in South Karelia in Finland. The colours represent car ride times in minutes from the place of residency to the nearest health care facility within a certain service type, with a travel range of 10 minutes to two hours. The health care facilities are also located on the map.

The population in South Karelia is one-fifth of that in Nordjylland, and the region has 12 health care facilities in total, of which 11 provide primary out-patient care. A 10-minute car ride covers 89.7% of the regional population, while 99.0% of the population can reach a doctor within a halfhour car ride. In terms of primary care, Lappeenranta is one of the municipalities with the most extensive accessibility across the region.