Travel relating to treatment purchased as an outsourced service from abroad

If public healthcare arranges your treatment by purchasing it as an outsourcing service from another EU or EEA country or from Switzerland, Kela will reimburse you retrospectively for your travel costs up to the place of treatment. Travel costs to other countries are not reimbursed.


Travel costs are reimbursed to the place of treatment located in another EU or EEA country or in Switzerland where the examinations were carried out, the treatment was provided or the rehabilitation was arranged and which is listed in the promissory note.

You can apply for reimbursement for your treatment-related travel costs from Kela via form SV 128 or SV 4. Enclose with your application a copy of the promissory note and Kela’s form SV 67 from the healthcare unit that issued the promissory note. You do not require a certificate from the place of treatment.