at the municipal fair Kuntamarkkinat 13 to 14 September 2017


The Contact Point for Cross-Border Healthcare will be presenting the online service at the public administration event Kuntamarkkinat. is an online service that provides information on how to access healthcare in Finland and abroad and on the rights of patients to choose their place of treatment as well as on reimbursement of medical treatment costs. The service is available in Finnish, Swedish, English and the Sami language and it provides information for citizens, healthcare professionals and the authorities.

Visitors to the Kuntamarkkinat event have the opportunity to learn more about the online service and the operations of the Contact Point for Cross-Boarder Healthcare at stand S25 on the 2nd floor. The fair, which is organised by the Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities and the magazine Kuntalehti, will see over 7,000 local government professionals gather at the House of Municipalities (Kuntatalo) from 13 to 14 September 2017. Welcome to visit our stand!

Information on how to access health services in Finland and abroad provides information on the freedom of choice in national as well as cross-border healthcare. The website also includes information on the cost of private healthcare services in Finland and country-specific information about healthcare services in more than 50 countries.

The Contact Point for Cross-Border Healthcare offers assistance in how to use health services abroad and it also provides guidance in healthcare-related matters to patients seeking treatment in Finland. is our main service channel, but we also provide service by e-mail, says Marika Lahtivirta, Head of the Contact Point for Cross-Border Healthcare.

Each member state of the European Union has a national contact point for cross-border healthcare. It is responsible for communication and exchange of information on topics related to cross-border healthcare. The Finnish contact point has been affiliated with Kela since it was founded in 2014. The Contact Point is part of the operations of Kela’s Centre of Expertise in International Affairs.

For media inquiries, please contact:
Annamari Qvist, Communications Coordinator, The Contact Point for Cross-Border Healthcare, tel. 050 551 8498,