Statistics from the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL): Differences in waiting lists between healthcare districts

10.4.2017

At the end of December 2016, 115,823 patients were waiting for access to treatment at the hospitals of healthcare districts, and almost 2,000 of them had been waiting for non-urgent treatment for more than six months, says a THL statistics report. The fastest access to non-urgent special medical treatment was available in Southwest Finland and […]

Choosehealthcare.fi homepage has a new look

22.3.2017

Topical matters and the key content of the website take up most of the new homepage of the Choosehealthcare.fi site, which was launched in March. The aim of the revamped homepage is to help readers to find the most popular and topical information from the diverse content of the website. Topical content now easier to […]

Follow preparations for the reform of health and social services at the alueuudistus.fi website

27.2.2017

In the reform of health and social services currently under preparation, the whole of public social and health care will be reformed. You can follow the progress of the preparations for the reform at , a site with a comprehensive collection of information and material about the reform. The Ministry of Social Affairs and Health […]

Choosehealthcare.fi also providing information in sign language

9.2.2017

The key content of the Choosehealthcare.fi online service has been published in sign language at . The Choosehealthcare.fi website, which serves users of health services and healthcare professionals, contains information about the possibilities and rights of patients to use health services in Finland and abroad. The website also contains information about customer payments, treatment costs […]

Read our sign language site

9.2.2017

We have published the key content of the Choosehealthcare.fi website, both  and  sign language. Sign language videos, for example, explain how you can select a health centre or hospital in Finland, how moving abroad will affect your rights to receive health care, or how you can seek treatment abroad. You can view the sign language […]

Interest in the European Health Insurance Card at a travel fair

23.1.2017

At the end of January, the Kela and Choosehealthcare.fi online services attended the Matka 2017 Nordic Travel Fair at the Helsinki Fair Centre. Our stand was very busy as more than 1,000 visitors ordered the European Health Insurance Card during their visit to the fair. Thanks are also due to all those who participated in the […]

Kela and Choosehealthcare.fi to exhibit at Matka Travel Fair (19 -22 January 2017)

18.1.2017

Kela and the Contact Point for Cross-Border Healthcare will present the European Health Insurance Card and the Choosehealthcare.fi online service at the Matka Travel Fair, Stand 6p60. Choosehealthcare.fi offers up-to-date information about how to access health services in Finland and abroad. It provides answers to questions about healthcare in cross-border situations, including what to do […]

The Contact Point for Cross-Border Healthcare serves customers online. The e-mail/telephone service ended on 31 December 2016.

30.12.2016

The services of the Contact Point for Cross-Border Healthcare changed at the beginning of 2017. The telephone service on 020 634 0400 ended on 31 December 2016. The telephone service was ended because questions dealing with the area of responsibility of the Contact Point had been few. In future, we will primarily serve customers online […]

How to notify about changing your health centre

15.12.2016

As a customer of public healthcare, you are entitled to choose the health centre whose services you wish to use. You can make your choice from anywhere in Finland up to once a year. At any one time, you may be a customer of only one health centre. Should you wish to switch to another […]

Choosehealthcare.fi now also available in Sami language

7.11.2016

A Sami-language version of the Choosehealthcare.fi website has been launched at . The website offers up-to-date information about how to access health services in Finland and abroad. Choosehealthcare.fi is an online health information resource created by the Contact Point for Cross-Border Healthcare, the National Institute for Health and Welfare, the Finnish Social Insurance Institution Kela, […]