Kanta.fi: Estonian citizens can now purchase medicines in Finland with an e-prescription issued in their own country

1.6.2020

Estonian e-prescriptions are accepted in all pharmacies in Finland. In order to purchase the medicines, the customer must visit the pharmacy in person and show an identification document with a photo. “Even at the present time there are Estonian citizens in Finland, for example, due to their work, who may need to use prescriptions issued […]

Access to free treatment for COVID-19 in Finland: Changes to eligibility

19.5.2020

Under the new guidance, free treatment for COVID-19 is not available to persons who are not registered residents of a Finnish municipality or who do not qualify for a certificate on entitlement to medical care. The new guidance is effective since 11 May 2020 and is applied for patients, whose treatment started 11th May or […]

Possible to receive treatment abroad with the European Health Insurance Card also during the coronavirus epidemic – however, avoid all recreational travel

26.3.2020

In the EU and EEA countries and in Switzerland you receive medically necessary treatment for the local user fee when you show a European Health Insurance Card issued by Kela to the caregiver. Medically necessary treatment means treatment that cannot wait until you return home. The need of treatment is assessed by the doctor providing […]

Right to medical care to remain unchanged during the Brexit transition period

31.1.2020

The EU and the United Kingdom have negotiated an EU–UK withdrawal (Brexit) agreement, which will enter into force on 1 February 2020. The agreement includes a transition period until 31 December 2020. You will retain your right to medical care and reimbursements for medical costs in the UK while residing temporarily or living there until […]

Win tickets for the Matka Nordic Travel Fair 2020 and visit our stand 6p60

9.1.2020

The Contact Point for Cross-Border Healthcare and Kela will be at the Matka Nordic Travel Fair 2020 on 16–19 January 2020 at stand 6p60. As before, you can come to our stand to order a European Health Insurance Card and ask the experts about healthcare services and health care abroad. We will also be showcasing […]

European cooperation regarding rare diseases

7.1.2020

The EU-healthcare.fi has been revamped. The page now offers more detailed information on the work of the European Reference Networks. You can also read , a real-life example of how the networks operate. What are European Reference Networks for rare diseases? The European Commission established the in 2017 to promote the diagnosis and treatment of […]

Welcome the new decade in a relaxed manner – check out the Contact Point’s list of tips

30.12.2019

The Contact Point’s social media Advent Calendar collected 24 tips on how to spend a restful Christmas season in the style of various countries. You can take the tips with you to start the new decade gently. Welcome New Year 2020! You can find the calendar on the Contact Point’s and pages. If you are […]

Follow the effects of Brexit on medical care on the Kela website

12.12.2019

The withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union will affect the rights of those staying in the UK to receive medical care. The provides the most up-to-date information on the practical effects of Brexit on medical care. The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health also . When will Brexit happen? In March 2017, […]

Choosehealthcare.fi is now EU-healthcare.fi

4.12.2019

The Choosehealthcare.fi online service has adopted a new name, EU-healthcare.fi. The new name expresses the service’s international dimension and its contents focusing on cross-border health care more clearly. The Choosehealthcare.fi online service opened in 2015 and is maintained by the There is a similar contact point in every EU country. Why change the name? Over […]

Rajis’s Advent Calendar has arrived!

28.11.2019

December is knocking on the door, and soon it is time to open the first door of the advent calendar. The Advent Calendar is part of the Christmas season at Rajis, too. This year, elves at Rajis decided to forget about stress and focus on restful Christmas celebrations. Even amid the Christmas rush, the elves […]