Welcome to the Choosehealthcare.fi stand at the TERVE-SOS 2017 event


The Contact Point for Cross-Border Healthcare and the Choosehealthcare.fi online service will again this year be exhibiting at TERVE-SOS, Finland’s largest educational event for social and healthcare professionals, which will be held in the Messukeskus Expo and Convention Centre in Helsinki during the first week of May. We will not settle for the ordinary, either: […]

Advisory Board on Cross-Border Healthcare begins 3-year term


The first Advisory Board on Cross-Border Healthcare has been appointed. It will serve a three-year term from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2020. The Advisory Board is chaired by Pävi Sillanaukee, and the deputy chair is Kirsi Varhila, both of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Health. The Advisory Board is charged with monitoring […]

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


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


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


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 […]

Read our sign language site


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


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 […]

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


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 […]

Sami-language Choosehealthcare.fi site opened


The Choosehealthcare.fi website can now also be read in Sami at the address . Up to now, the entire content of the website has been available in Finnish, Swedish and English, and now the choice of languages has been extended to Northern Sami. The language can easily be selected from the language menu visible on […]