There will be amendments to the reimbursement model for seeking treatment independently. Our website content will be updated as soon as the amendments take effect. Read more: Changes to reimbursement of costs for treatment abroad

Reimbursement of travel costs if you seek treatment abroad

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

Travel relating to treatment provided abroad

You can receive , if they have been incurred from trips related to medical care, pregnancy care or childbirth care provided in an EU or EEA country, the United Kingdom or Switzerland the cost of a one-way trip exceeds the deductible of EUR 25 you have paid all travel costs yourself. Kela will mainly […]

Reimbursement of travel costs for patients from abroad

You can receive reimbursement from Kela for travel costs related to your treatment, if you are permanently residing in Finland or covered by Finnish health insurance you are covered by health insurance in another EU or EEA country, United Kingdom, Switzerland or Australia and you have received medically necessary treatment during your temporary residence […]

Travel relating to treatment provided in Finland

Kela reimburses travel costs relating to treatment for clients living in Finland for clients living abroad who are covered by health insurance in Finland or whose health care costs Finland is responsible for for clients who are entitled to treatment in Finland on the basis of EU legislation or an international agreement. For example, […]

Travel and transport

The amount of Kela reimbursement paid for travel and transport is affected by the vehicle the customers use, the category of persons they are included in and the extent of their right to treatment in Finland. When the user of health services comes from abroad, Kela reimburses to the transport organiser travel costs incurred […]