Municipal decision-makers meet at the House of Municipalities: will also be on location at the Kuntamarkkinat fair on 13 – 14 September 2017


The Contact Point for Cross-Border Healthcare will present the online service at Kuntamarkkinat, a fair for municipal professionals estimated to attract some 7,000 visitors. Kuntamarkkinat is the only public administration forum for all municipal administration sectors in Finland. Central government, businesses and associations are also represented at the fair. The seminars and information spots presented over the two days deal with themes current to the municipal sector, like the social and health care integration, digitalisation and municipal finances. Some of the lectures will also be available in Swedish.

“You’re very welcome to visit us at our stand S25 during, for example, a coffee break or in between the seminars to find out more about the online service and cross-border health care in general. We will also have a prize draw with great prizes at the stand,” says Communications Coordinator Annamari Qvist.

Each member state of the European Union has its own Contact Point for Cross-Border Healthcare. In Finland, the Contact Point is located within the Social Insurance Institution (Finnish acronym: Kela), where it has functioned since being established in 2014. The Contact Point is part of Kela’s Centre for International Affairs.

“ is our key service channel, but we also provide service by email. The Contact Point for Cross-Border Healthcare provides the clients with guidance on the use of healthcare services abroad and matters related to the healthcare for patients coming to Finland, explains Marika Lahtivirta, head of the Contact Point.

To find out more about the online service and the operations of the Contact Point for Cross-Border Healthcare, visit our stand S25 on the 1st floor at the Kuntamarkkinat fair. Organised by the Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities together with Kuntalehti magazine, Kuntamarkkinat will be held at the House of Municipalities (Kuntatalo) on 13 – 14 September 2017. Welcome!

For further information on the programme offered at the Kuntamarkkinat fair, visit their website (in Finnish). The event is free of charge for visitors, but registration is required to participate.