Survey finds Contact Point reliable and professional


Collecting information to improve service We are developing the operations of the Contact Point for Cross-Border Healthcare to be able to serve our customers and partners even better. The Contact Point distributes information on using health services in Finland and abroad. Our primary service channels are and our email customer service ( We […]

Dental care is most often sought in Estonia – see the statistics on cross-border healthcare


The statistics on cross-border healthcare contain information, for example, on which countries people from Finland sought treatment in and how Kela reimbursed for treatment provided abroad. The statistics compiled by the Contact Point for Cross-Border Healthcare and Kela can be found on the . There are separate. Seeking treatment refers to situations where people […]

Услуги здравоохранения для прибывших в Финляндию из Украины: при наличии местожительства услуги здравоохранения вместо приемных центров оказывают регионы по обеспечению благополучия населения


  В Финляндии право на получение услуг здравоохранения, как правило, основывается на наличии местожительства (kotikunta). Если вы прожили в Финляндии больше года и ., это также влияет на доступные вам услуги здравоохранения. Если вы зарегистрировали свое местожительство, вы можете пользоваться всеми государственными услугами здравоохранения по . Услуги здравоохранения предоставляет ваш регион по обеспечению благополучия […]

Медичні послуги для тих, хто прибув до Фінляндії з України: з посвідкою на проживання в муніципалітеті, медичні послуги переміщуються з приймального центру в зони добробуту.


У Фінляндії право на медичне обслуговування зазвичай залежить від муніципалітету проживання. Якщо ви прожили у Фінляндії більше , отримання місця проживання також вплине на ваші медичні послуги. Після того, як вам надано посвідку на проживання в муніципалітеті, ви можете користуватися всіма державними послугами охорони здоров’я за . Ваша власна зона добробуту відповідає за організацію […]

Kela: Now possible to get higher reimbursement for medical treatment abroad


Customers can seek treatment in another EU or EEA country, Switzerland, the United Kingdom or Northern Ireland and receive reimbursement from Kela for the costs for the treatment. You can seek treatment on your own initiative or request a prior authorisation to seek treatment from Kela. The Act on Cross-Border Healthcare was amended 1 […]

Health services for persons arriving in Finland from Ukraine: health services transferred from reception centres to wellbeing services counties according to municipality of residence


— In Finland, the right to use health care services is usually based on your municipality of residence. If you have lived in Finland for over a year and , being granted a municipality of residence will also affect your healthcare services. When you have been granted a municipality of residence, you can use […]

Legislative amendment on cross-border healthcare to take effect in May


The President of the Republic of Finland has ratified an amendment regarding the act on cross-border healthcare. The amendment will take effect on 1 May 2023. For example, the amendment will change reimbursement procedure in cases where a person independently seeks treatment in an EU or EEC country, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. In […] You can now purchase medicines in Spain using a Finnish electronic prescription


You can now purchase medicines from pharmacies in fourteen regions in Spain using a Finnish electronic prescription. The regions are: Andalucia Aragon Basque Country The Canary Islands Cantabria Castile and Léon Catalonia Ceuta Extremadura Galicia The Community of Madrid Melilla Navarre Valencia. Elsewhere in Spain preparations are still under way to implement the service. […]

Kela: Changes to reimbursement of costs for treatment abroad


Parliament has approved amendments to the Act on Cross-Border Healthcare. The amendments will affect the reimbursements paid by Kela for medical treatment without prior authorisation in another EU or EEA country, Switzerland or the United Kingdom. Customers can seek treatment abroad with or without prior authorisation. Until the present amendments, Kela has reimbursed costs […] Finnish electronic prescriptions can now be used to purchase medicines in Poland


In Poland, medicines can now be purchased from almost all pharmacies using a Finnish prescription. Correspondingly, Polish electronic prescriptions can be used to buy medicines in Finland. In addition to Poland, Finnish prescriptions are accepted in Estonia, Portugal and Croatia. Checklist for purchasing prescription medicines abroad with a Finnish electronic prescription Before taking a […]