Hospital transfer from Finland to another country

If you are in public hospital care and you are transferred for further treatment to another country by the treatment provider’s decision, the transport costs are usually covered by the Finnish treatment provider. In the event that the transfer is made primarily of your own will, you are normally responsible for the transport costs. If […]

Hospital transfer from abroad to Finland

In the event that the transfer is made primarily of your own will, you are normally responsible for the transport costs. If the matter has been agreed upon in advance, however, another party, such as the receiving hospital or an insurance company, may cover the costs or pay a portion of them. Only if you […]

Hospital transfers

If you have come to Finland from abroad and are receiving treatment through the public health care system, the hospital transfer is free of charge in the following cases you are covered by health insurance in another EU or EEC country, Switzerland or Australia and you require medically necessary treatment during you temporary stay in […]

Pre-hospital emergency care and patient transport

Pre-hospital emergency care refers to the urgent treatment given to a patient who suddenly becomes ill or has been injured and, if necessary, transportation of the patient for follow-up care. The pre-hospital emergency care staff start treatment, if needed, already at the location where the patient has fallen ill or has been injured. The hospital […]

Treatment-related travel in international situations

For holders of the European Health Insurance Card, ambulance transport is provided for the price of the deductible Patients from abroad with the European Health Insurance Card receive transport by ambulance and rescue helicopter and pay only the €25 deductible. Patients who do not have the European Health Insurance Card or a temporary substitute certificate […]