Treatment costs when you seek treatment in Finland

EU and EEA countries are liable to reimburse treatment provided in Finland. Other countries may reimburse treatment provided in Finland if it is provided in their national legislation. The treatment provider may charge you for treatment costs beforehand as an advance payment. The amount of this payment may not exceed the estimated treatment costs. You […]

Costs of medically necessary treatment

If you are residing in another Nordic country, you can present an identity card instead. If you are residing in Great Britain or Northern Ireland, you can present your passport instead. If you are residing in Australia, you will receive medically necessary treatment by presenting your passport. If you are residing in Quebec, Canada and […]

Treatment costs in Finland for foreign patients

A statutory client fee is always charged to patients in Finnish public health care. In addition to this, the actual costs of the treatment can be charged to you in the following cases: You have come to Finland to seek treatment and you do not have prior authorisation from your country of residence (form S2) […]

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 or in Switzerland the cost of a one-way trip exceeds the deductible of EUR 25 you have paid all travel costs yourself. Kela will mainly reimburse travel costs […]

Reimbursement for treatment abroad

Receiving reimbursement usually requires that corresponding treatment would have been provided in Finland’s public health care or that it would have been subject to Kela reimbursement. 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 […]