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

Medicine costs incurred abroad can also be reimbursed to persons who do not live in Finland but are covered by health insurance in Finland through their work. A family member of a person working in Finland, who lives in another EU country, may also be eligible for reimbursement. Medicines purchased in an EU or EEA […]

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 in Finland and abroad

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 costs if you seek treatment abroad

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

Reimbursement of travel costs if you suddenly become ill abroad

If you have become ill or 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 of treatment within the country in question. In addition to Kela, the country where you are staying may also reimburse […]

Reimbursement for treatment abroad

Receiving reimbursement usually requires that corresponding treatment would have been provided in Finland’s public health care or that it would have been subject to Kela reimbursement. The reimbursed treatment must be included in the service choices of the Finnish health care system. The Council for Choices in Health Care, established under the Ministry of Social […]

Reimbursement of travel costs for patients 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 […]