1. How is patient insurance organised?

The legislation of the country providing treatment must also cover the treatment of patients coming from abroad.

Finnish patient insurance covers all patients treated in Finland. In accordance with the Patient Injuries Act, the patient insurance provides compensation for personal injuries caused in connection to health care services in Finland. Therefore, it also covers persons who have come from abroad to access Finnish health care services.

The Finnish patient insurance does not cover treatment provided abroad.

Foreign patients or patients who have come for treatment from abroad and feel they have been mistreated in social or health care services can contact the patient ombudsman to look into the matter.

  1. Where can I find information on the patient insurance of different countries?

The contact point of the country providing the treatment will answer questions on the country’s patient insurance system and, if necessary, refer you to the correct authority.