Who we are

Valvira has national oversight for ensuring that everyone in Finland has the right to well-being, high-quality services and safe living conditions.

Valvira is a national agency operating under the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, with offices in both Helsinki and Rovaniemi. We are some 160 experts, committed to our values of fairness, courage and regeneration. In our vision we are an influential, international and highly-regarded regulatory actor.

What we do

Valvira is charged with the supervision of the social and health care, alcohol and environmental health sectors. We provide licensing for social and health care professionals and providers and offer guidance to the Regional State Administrative Agencies to achieve harmonised licensing, guidance and supervisory practices throughout Finland.

Our supervisory activities cover social care, health care, medical devices, gene technology, adoption, biobanks and Alcohol and Tobacco Act. Valvira monitors the compliance of medical devices with the legislation and regulations, monitors the marketing of medical devices and promotes their safe use.  

Contact us

Jussi Holmalahti
Director, Health, Legal Rights and Technologies
+358 29 520 9500
Valvira, PO Box 210, FI-00281 Helsinki, Finland

Our website

Valvira on Twitter (tweets mostly in Finnish)


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