Price information for private health care services

These statistics show the median prices, by service provider, for certain common health care services produced in the private sector.


The data are based on Kela's register of compensations for medical expenses (1.7.-31.12.2016), which means that only compensated consultations and procedures are included. The median prices are shown before deduction of the national health insurance compensation and do not include any administrative fees charged by the service provider.

The statistics cover private health care providers who have signed an agreement on direct compensation with Kela and whose address details have been entered into Kela's register of private health care providers. The statistics do not include private practitioners because their practice locations are not registered by Kela.

We will continue to update these statistics and are grateful for any comments: tilastot(at)kela.fi

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The statistics do not include service providers that provided fewer than 20 of the types of consultations or procedures studied in the reference year. The data are grouped by municipality. The municipality is determined by reference to each service provider’s business location.

  • Median prices for the following services are included:
    • consultations with specialist physicians (7 specialties) and general practitioners
    • 9 dental procedures
    • 5 laboratory tests
    • 5 X-ray examinations
    • 1 physical therapy procedure
  • ‘Private health care provider’ refers to medical centres and hospitals, dental practices with one or more dentists, and physical therapy providers.
  • The median price charged by the service providers refers to the middle price when the prices charged for specific consultations and procedures are placed in order of size. This means that one half of patients paid the median price or less and the other half at least the median price.
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