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. […]

Costs of medically necessary treatment

If you are residing in another Nordic country, you can present an identity card instead. If you come from Great Britain or Northern Ireland, prove your right to treatment with either the European Health Insurance Card issued during the EU membership of Great Britain or the Brexit transition period, the Citizens Rights Card or […]

Treatment costs in Finland for foreign patients

A client fee may be charged to patients in Finnish public health care under the client fee legislation. Instead of the actual fee provided for in the Act or Decree on Client Charges in Healthcare and Social Welfare, you can be charged the actual costs of the treatment in the following cases: You have […]

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 […]

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 […]