Reimbursement of costs

Will I be reimbursed for treatment costs if I fall ill while travelling abroad? By presenting the European Health Insurance Card in an EU or EEA country, the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland or Switzerland, you will receive medically necessary treatment at the same price as local residents. If you do not have the European Health […]

Reimbursement for medicines purchased abroad

Medicine costs incurred abroad can also be reimbursed to persons who do not live in Finland but are covered by health insurance in Finland through their work. A family member of a person working in Finland, who lives in another EU country, may also be eligible for reimbursement. Medicines purchased in an EU or EEA […]

Reimbursements for medicines purchased in Finland

Kela pays reimbursements for prescribed medicines, clinical nutritional products and basic ointments to people who reside in Finland and are covered by health insurance in the country. In some cases, reimbursements can be paid on the basis of international conventions to persons from outside the EU area. At any one time, Kela can only reimburse […]

Reimbursement for overnight accommodation in Finland and abroad

Kela will reimburse the costs of overnight accommodation at the place of treatment or rehabilitation if you need to stay the night Kela will also pay reimbursement for the overnight accommodation costs of an accompanying person or family member if you have a certificate from health care that an accompanying person or family member is […]

Reimbursement of travel costs if you seek treatment abroad

If you travel outside of the EU or EEA countries, Switzerland or United Kingdom for the purpose of using health care services, your travel costs will not be reimbursed. Claim reimbursement of travel costs from Kela. Travel relating to treatment provided with a prior authorisation If Kela has granted you prior authorisation for treatment in […]

Reimbursement of travel costs if you suddenly become ill abroad

If you have become ill or have required treatment on account of pregnancy or childbirth in another EU or EEA country, United Kingdom or in Switzerland, your costs of travel will be reimbursed to the nearest place of treatment within the country in question. In addition to Kela, the country where you are staying may […]

Reimbursement for treatment abroad

Receiving reimbursement usually requires that corresponding treatment would have been provided in Finland’s public health care. The reimbursed treatment must be included in the service choices of the Finnish health care system. The Council for Choices in Health Care, established under the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, determines the service choices for health care. […]

Reimbursement of travel costs for patients from abroad

You can receive reimbursement from Kela for travel costs related to your treatment, if You can claim reimbursement of travel costs from Kela retrospectively. You will usually be responsible for travel costs when seeking treatment in Finland If you seek treatment in Finland from another EU country without prior authorisation, you will always be responsible for […]

Travel relating to treatment provided in Finland

Kela reimburses travel costs relating to treatment You can receive reimbursement for travel costs related to medical care, pregnancy care and childbirth care provided within public or private health care when the cost of one-way travel exceeds the deductible of EUR 25. Kela will mainly reimburse travel costs according to the cheapest means of travel. […]

Treatment costs in private health care

In private health care, doctors’ fees are usually based on the average time that a doctor takes to treat a patient at their clinic and the related work performed before and after meeting with the client, such as reviewing the patient documents, writing the epicrisis and reviewing the examination results. Doctors at private health care […]