The health centre (vårdcentralen, VC) is part of primary care, just like young people’s clinics and duty clinics, child health clinics and maternity clinics. People go to the health centre if they have illnesses and complaints that are not really emergencies. Moreover, the doctors at the health centre often have overall coordinating responsibility for their patients. If needed, you can get a referral to other specialists for investigation and treatment. Health centres also deal with laboratory examinations, blood pressure checks and other minor or relatively routine treatment and examinations.