Reimbursement of costs

What is the procedure for reimbursing treatment costs to the patient? Treatment costs are reimbursed in a variety of ways depending on whether or not you have travelled abroad to seek treatment or have required medically necessary treatment during your stay abroad (you have suddenly fallen ill during a holiday trip, for example). Only the […]

Treatment costs when you seek treatment in Finland

The treatment provider may charge you for treatment costs beforehand as an advance payment. The amount of this payment may not exceed the estimated treatment costs. You can contact the treatment provider to inquire about the prices of treatment. If you have prior authorisation, you can receive treatment with the client fee If you have […]

Costs of medically necessary treatment

Residents of another Nordic country can also present their identification. Residents of the United Kingdom can present their passport. Residents of Australia can receive medically necessary care by presenting their passport. Your European Health Insurance Card, identification or passport must be valid during your treatment. If you do not have a European Health Insurance Card […]

Treatment costs for patients coming from abroad

A statutory client fee is always charged to patients in Finnish public health care. In addition to this, the actual costs of the treatment can be charged to you in the following cases: you have come to Finland to seek treatment and you do not have prior authorisation from your country of residence (form S2) […]

Costs of accompanying persons

If you require an accompanying person for your treatment-related trip, Kela may also reimburse their travel costs. You will receive reimbursement for the accompanying person’s travel costs if the treatment personnel has determined that an accompanying person is necessary due to your illness. The accompanying person’s travel costs will also be reimbursed if the participation […]

Costs of assistive devices

In Finland, municipalities are most often responsible for handing over assistive devices to the residents of the municipality. Kela, the insurance institutions and employment pension institutes, employment services and the State Treasury will cover the costs of assistive device services that they are responsible for. In Finland, assistive device services are usually provided free of […]

Trips at the border of Norway and Sweden

Kela will reimburse your travel costs retrospectively according to a means of travel that is considered necessary. You can apply for reimbursement from Kela on form SV 128 for six months after your payment.

Return trip from another Nordic country

The health insurance institute in your country of residence will cover the additional costs of your trip home if you have become ill in another Nordic country and received medical care there. Reimbursements will be paid if a doctor’s certificate verifies that you require a more expensive means of travel for your return trip than […]

Travel relating to treatment provided abroad

You can receive reimbursement for treatment costs, if they have been incurred from trips related to medical care, pregnancy care or childbirth care provided in an EU or EEA country or in Switzerland the cost of a one-way trip exceeds the deductible of EUR 25 you have paid all travel costs yourself. Kela will mainly […]

Reimbursement of costs of treatment abroad

If you have paid the costs of treatment abroad yourself, you will receive reimbursement from Kela. Apply for reimbursement from Kela on form SV 128 within six months of your payment. Receiving reimbursement usually requires that a corresponding treatment would have been provided in Finland’s public healthcare or that reimbursements for private medical care would […]