Fifth year of to begin: content modifications and a new name

3.10.2019 will celebrate its fourth anniversary at the beginning of October in the midst of work. These four years have involved non-stop development of the site including revamping the contents, structure and look together with our clients. Client feedback has also played a crucial role in our next renewal: will change its name next […]

Contact Point to participate in the SuomiAreena Kansalaistori in Pori on 15–19 July 2019


You can visit the Contact Point for Cross-Border Healthcare in the SuomiAreena Kansalaistori in Pori on 15–19 July 2019. Contact Point will share a tent with Kela and the Kanta services at the edge of Pori’s Kauppatori market square. At the tent, you can talk with experts from the Contact Point, Kela and Kanta services […]

What do the statistics of 2018 tell about cross-border health care?


Extensive statistical information on the cross-border health care in 2018 compiled by the Contact Point for Cross-Border Healthcare and Kela have been completed. You can view the statistics via the contact point’s . The statistics show that the costs paid by customers for necessary treatment in the EU area decreased in comparison to the previous […]

Electronic prescriptions now also valid in Croatia


The use of electronic prescriptions in EU and EEA countries has been expanded with Croatia. Finnish electronic prescriptions are now also valid in Estonia and Croatia. Your prescription will work in Estonia and Croatia once you have activated your permission for the service in the My Kanta service. You can give consent to individual countries […]

The Contact Point packs up and sets out for TERVE-SOS fair in Oulu on 23–24 May 2019


The annual TERVE-SOS event for social and health care experts assembles more than a thousand people to attend 15 seminars and listen to presentations by more than 70 experts in the social and health care field. The event in Oulu will also be attended by over 50 social and health care operators who will bring […]

Information on the selection of the place of treatment will be available in the online service


Content about choosing a health centre, hospital and other health services, published on the website, will be moved to the online service. From now on, the site will focus on giving guidance on the international aspects of healthcare. By moving the information, customer matters can be handled in a more streamlined fashion. […]

If you are staying abroad, have you noticed the changes in legislation?


Are you planning to go backpacking or travelling around the world for more than six months? Are you spending your retirement days in Spain in the winter season? Please note that the legislation on your right to receive residence-based social security benefits from Finland changed in early April. What does this social security reform mean […]

Electronic prescriptions now also valid in Estonia


Since the beginning of 2019, Finnish electronic prescriptions have been valid in Estonia. In practice, you can buy medicines in Estonia with an electronic prescription that your doctor wrote in Finland. This means that you do not need a printed  in Estonia that you need in other EU and EEA countries. However, the printed medical […]

You can order the European Health Insurance Card at the contact point’s stand at the Matka Nordic Travel Fair again


The Contact Point for Cross-Border Healthcare and Kela will be at in the Nordic Travel Fair 2019 on 17–20 January 2019 at stand 6p60. As before, you can come to our stand to order a European Health Insurance Card, ask experts about international medical care and learn more about the service. You can try […]

Visibility and attention for the Contact Point in 2018 – what’s to come in 2019?


The turn of the year is a good time to stop for a moment and look back. How was the year for the Contact Point for Cross-Border Healthcare, and what is in the plans for this year? The Contact Point met with people at events The Contact Point kicked off the year 2018 with the […]