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 purchased as an outsourced service from abroad

Travel costs are reimbursed to the place of treatment located in another EU or EEA country or in Switzerland where the examinations were carried out, the treatment was provided or the rehabilitation was arranged and which is listed in the promissory note. You can apply for reimbursement for your treatment-related travel costs from Kela via […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

Travel relating to treatment provided in Finland

Kela will reimburse travel costs related to treatment if you live in Finland. Moreover, Kela will reimburse travel costs to customers living abroad who are covered by health insurance in Finland or whose healthcare costs Finland is responsible for. Reimbursements for travel costs will also be paid to customers who are entitled to treatment in […]

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 […]