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


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


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


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


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


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


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!


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 […]

Fifth year of Choosehealthcare.fi to begin: content modifications and a new name


Choosehealthcare.fi will celebrate its fourth anniversary at the beginning of October in the midst of work. These four years have involved non-stop development of the site including revamping the contents, structure and look together with our clients. Client feedback has also played a crucial role in our next renewal: Choosehealthcare.fi will change its name next […]

Contact Point to participate in the SuomiAreena Kansalaistori in Pori on 15–19 July 2019


You can visit the Contact Point for Cross-Border Healthcare in the SuomiAreena Kansalaistori in Pori on 15–19 July 2019. Contact Point will share a tent with Kela and the Kanta services at the edge of Pori’s Kauppatori market square. At the tent, you can talk with experts from the Contact Point, Kela and Kanta services […]

What do the statistics of 2018 tell about cross-border health care?


Extensive statistical information on the cross-border health care in 2018 compiled by the Contact Point for Cross-Border Healthcare and Kela have been completed. You can view the statistics via the contact point’s . The statistics show that the costs paid by customers for necessary treatment in the EU area decreased in comparison to the previous […]