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 […]

Reimbursement for medicines purchased abroad

In order to receive reimbursement for medicines purchased abroad, you must be covered by the Finnish health insurance. The reimbursement requires that a corresponding medicinal product has been classed as reimbursable in Finland. Medicine costs incurred abroad can also be reimbursed to persons who do not live in Finland but are covered by health insurance […]

Reimbursements for medicines purchased in Finland

Kela pays reimbursements for prescribed medicines, clinical nutritional products and basic ointments to people who reside in Finland and are covered by health insurance in the country. In some cases, reimbursements can be paid on the basis of international conventions to persons from outside the EU area. At any one time, Kela can only reimburse […]

Reimbursements for medicine expenses

Medicines are reimbursed in three categories: The basic reimbursement is 40 % of the medicine’s price or reference price. The lower special reimbursement is 65 % of the medicine’s price or reference price The higher special reimbursement is 100 % of the medicine’s price or reference price for the portion that exceeds the medicine-specific copayment […]

When can you get reimbursement from Kela

You can be reimbursed for private health care costs and care-related medicine and travel expenses in the following cases: you are covered by health insurance in Finland, or Finland is responsible for your health care costs in accordance with EU legislation you have received medically necessary treatment during a temporary stay in Finland and another […]

Reimbursement for overnight accommodation

Kela will reimburse the costs of overnight accommodation at the place of treatment or rehabilitation if you need to stay the night in order to be on time for the examination, treatment or rehabilitation when public transport connections are lacking in order to avoid two way travelling between your home and the place of treatment […]

Reimbursement of travel if you seek treatment abroad

If you travel outside of the EU or EEA countries or Switzerland for the purpose of using healthcare services, your costs will not be reimbursed. Seek reimbursement for travel costs from Kela on form SV 128. Travel relating to treatment provided with a prior authorisation If Kela has granted you prior authorisation for treatment in […]

Reimbursement of travel if you suddenly become ill abroad

In some cases, you can receive the trip for a deductible fee by presenting your European Health Insurance Card. If you have become ill or you have required treatment on account of pregnancy or childbirth in another EU or EEA country or in Switzerland, your costs of travel will be reimbursed to the nearest place […]

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 […]

Reimbursement of travel costs for persons arriving from abroad

You can receive reimbursement from Kela for travel costs related to your treatment, if you are permanently residing in Finland or covered by Finnish health insurance you are covered by health insurance in another EU or EEA country, Switzerland or Australia and you have received medically necessary treatment during your temporary residence in Finland you […]