Medical treatment in international situations
Medical treatment in international situations means that you receive treatment in some other country than your country of residence or that your country of residence is not responsible for the costs for medical treatment.
Reimbursement of medical costs
- If you become ill in Finland
- Kela will reimburse the costs for private healthcare service, medicine purchases and travel costs in connection with medical care.
- Medical care abroad
- When you travel or stay temporarily in an EU or EEA country or Switzerland, you can obtain medically necessary treatment if you have a European Health Insurance Card.
- Who pays for your care?
- The country that provided the treatment will invoice Finland for the costs for the treatment. Although you may not have to pay for the treatment, Finland will still receive an invoice for the expenses.