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All permanent residents of Finland are issued a personal health insurance card ('Kela card').
All who are covered under the National Health Insurance (NHI) scheme of Finland are issued a personal health insurance card, the Kela card. By presenting your card at the pharmacy or at many private medical clinics, you can get a direct, on-the-spot reimbursement for your costs.
If you leave Finland permanently, you must return your Kela card to Kela. If you take up permanent residence in Finland, you should apply for coverage under the Finnish social security system, after which you will get your personal Kela card.