The Choosehealthcare.fi website marks its second launch anniversary

2.10.2017

The choosehealthcare.fi website will celebrate its second anniversary on 30 September 2017. At launch, it was the first online service accessible nationwide to offer comprehensive information about patients’ right to choose their healthcare provider in Finland and about access to health services outside Finland. The site was created by the Contact Point for Cross-Border Healthcare […]

Kela forms for emigrants and immigrants available online

25.9.2017

Kela has made all forms intended for private clients and partners available on its online service, divided by topic. One of the topics is Moving to or from Finland including, for example, the application form for entitlement to healthcare when moving from Finland. This application is used when you move to an EU/EEA country or […]

Choosehealthcare.fi at the municipal fair Kuntamarkkinat 13 to 14 September 2017

11.9.2017

The Contact Point for Cross-Border Healthcare will be presenting the www.choosehealthcare.fi online service at the public administration event Kuntamarkkinat. Choosehealthcare.fi is an online service that provides information on how to access healthcare in Finland and abroad and on the rights of patients to choose their place of treatment as well as on reimbursement of medical […]

Municipal decision-makers meet at the House of Municipalities: Choosehealthcare.fi will also be on location at the Kuntamarkkinat fair on 13 – 14 September 2017

4.9.2017

The Contact Point for Cross-Border Healthcare will present the Choosehealthcare.fi online service at Kuntamarkkinat, a fair for municipal professionals estimated to attract some 7,000 visitors. Kuntamarkkinat is the only public administration forum for all municipal administration sectors in Finland. Central government, businesses and associations are also represented at the fair. The seminars and information spots […]

Patient and client safety strategy to harmonise the safety culture in health and social services

21.8.2017

The patient safety strategy has been revised into a patient and client safety strategy. Updated by the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health, the strategy will help to develop the Finnish healthcare and social welfare towards a cohesive safety culture. The first Finnish Patient Safety Strategy was prepared for the years 2009–2013. The new strategy […]

Shorter queues for non-urgent specialised medical care in spring 2017

14.8.2017

Waiting times for non-urgent specialised medical care have come down in Finland: compared with the situation at the end of December, the number of patients waiting for treatment for more than six months has decreased by 1,200 during the spring. Compared with the same period in 2016, the number of those who have been waiting […]

Have your say on the communications of the Contact Point for Cross-Border Healthcare by answering a survey

15.6.2017

Is the use of health care services abroad familiar to you? From where have you searched for information about the health services in Europe or even further away? How and from where should the information be provided? Now you have the opportunity to express your opinion on the use of health care services abroad by […]

New Border Act progresses to Parliament

13.6.2017

The Government is proposing amendments to the Act on Cross-Border Health Care, also referred to as the Border Act, and the Health Insurance Act. The basic principle is that the costs of health services received abroad would be reimbursed only when the service is included in the health services offered in Finland. This would mean […]

Follow the Contact Point for Cross-Border Health Care on Twitter

9.6.2017

The Contact Point for Cross-Border Health Care has opened a Twitter account. Follow us: @rajayhteyspiste. The first Tweet was sent on 4 May and was seen by over 3,000 Twitter users. The new Twitter account focuses on sharing information about using health services in Finland and abroad. Come and retweet, follow and discuss our tweets! […]

Reimbursements under the health insurance scheme for dental care provided abroad: Estonia remains the most popular dental care destination

7.6.2017

EU legislation makes it possible for Finns to seek dental care in another EU or EEA country or in Switzerland. You can seek dental care either with a prior authorisation granted by Kela or independently. If you visit a dentist independently, you can apply for reimbursement from Kela on the same grounds as for dental […]