Certificates of entitlement to treatment consist of the following:
- European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)
- Certificate temporarily replacing a European Health Insurance Card
- Official ID
- Kela card
- Prior authorisation to seek treatment (form S2)
- E and S forms concerning residence
- Form SF/Q4
- Financial commitment for outsourced service concerning treatment
Present your European Health Insurance Card or a certificate temporarily replacing it, your passport or ID, prior authorisation to seek treatment or financial commitment for outsourced service directly to the treatment provider. You should then receive treatment at the same client fee as the local residents in equivalent circumstances.
The E and S forms concerning residence as well as form SF/Q4 must be registered first with the country´s health insurance institution or with another authority responsible for the healthcare system of the destination country. After registering, you will be able to use the health services of the destination country in the same way as the local residents.
Without a certificate of entitlement, you are responsible for treatment costs yourself
You must prove your right to treatment abroad by presenting one of the aforementioned documents in order to be able to receive treatment at the same client fee as residents of the country. If you do not have a certificate of entitlement to treatment, you will usually be responsible for the costs of treatment yourself. The type of document that must be used depends on the circumstances and the purpose of your stay in the country. The E and S forms concerning residence and form SF/Q4 must be registered first with the health insurance institution of the country in which you are staying.