Learn about the pricing of health services at Choosehealthcare.fi


What does it cost to visit a general practitioner in Helsinki, or what about the clinic in the town where you summer cottage is located? How much do the treatment costs differ if you would like to be treated by a private dentist. The pricing of private health care services can be easily compared at […]

Taking medication with you on long trips – what to remember?


Returning to the South for the winter? Need your medicine with you? Is a Finnish prescription valid at your local pharmacy in Malaga? Before departure, you should find out about prescriptions, rules relating to reimbursable medication and applying for reimbursement. As a general rule, a prescription issued by a doctor in Finland is valid in […]

Suomi.fi also provides information on social and health services


For the renewed Suomi.fi online service, information is being collected on public services and service channels throughout Finland. Public services may be produced by government offices, institutes, municipalities or state-owned companies. Suomi.fi serves citizens, companies and authorities alike. Part of Suomi.fi, the Finnish Service Catalogue also has information on social and health services. Each organisation […]

The Choosehealthcare.fi website marks its second launch anniversary


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 […]