The Brexit transition period ended, Kela investigates the effects of the new agreement on social security entitlements


The withdrawal agreement also henceforth guarantees the social security entitlements for persons who have moved between the EU countries and the United Kingdom before 31 December 2020 as well as for their family members. Moving between countries means moving from one country to another or starting work or studies in another country. After the transition […]

The Contact Point’s 24 tips for armchair travel


This year, the Contact Point’s Christmas calendar made an armchair trip around the world. We published our Christmas calendar posts on and . If you forgot to follow our armchair trip on social media, you can still join in by checking out our 24 tips in order to experience an international atmosphere in the comfort […]

The right of international students to use student health care services in Finland will change from 1 January 2021 


From 1 January 2021, the will organise student health services not only for students of universities, but also for students of universities of applied sciences. You can use FSHS services if you are studying for a degree at a university of applied sciences or university and you have registered for attendance for the term. Every student in […]

Student — have you explored the EU healthcare website?


The website, organised in cooperation with the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, the National Institute for Health and Welfare and the Social Insurance Institution of Finland, contains up-to-date information on health services abroad and in Finland. The site is maintained by the Contact Point for Cross-Border Healthcare. The content is available in Finnish, Swedish […]

This year, the Contact Point’s Christmas calendar offers armchair travel


December is just around the corner. The Contact Point’s Christmas calendar, which has become a tradition, is here once again to bring you Christmas spirit. This year we are staying in Finland, so join us for an armchair trip around the world! The 24 different doors of our Christmas calendar give you tips on how […]

Accessibility of the online service is at a good level


The Web Accessibility Directive and subsequent national legislation require public authorities to make digital services accessible. The Contact Point for Cross-Border Healthcare published an accessibility statement on its website on 23 September 2020. . Accessibility is especially important for people with sensory impairments. However, the good accessibility of online services benefits all of us – […]

If you contract COVID-19 in Finland, the cost of treatment may vary


You have the right to receive free treatment in Finland for COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus  if you are a registered resident of a Finnish municipality if you are not a registered resident of a Finnish municipality but you have a certificate of entitlement to medical care: Persons from another EU or EEA […] You can now obtain medicines in Portugal on a Finnish electronic prescription – medicines are available in Finland on Portuguese and Croatian prescriptions


Medicines can be bought abroad on a Finnish prescription, provided that you have given your consent in My Kanta Pages on passing information to a foreign pharmacy. The movement of prescriptions between countries benefits not only tourists, but also those living abroad and those who work outside their own country. “There are Finns living in […]

Country where Finns most often sought treatment in 2019 was Estonia – cross-border health care statistics


The statistical information on the cross-border health care compiled by the Contact Point for Cross-Border Healthcare and Kela show, among other things, how much reimbursements for medical care has been paid by Kela for treatment given abroad and countries where Finns most often seek treatment. You can view the statistical information via the contact point’s […] Estonian citizens can now purchase medicines in Finland with an e-prescription issued in their own country


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 […]