Place of treatment

You usually get the reimbursement based on the cost of travelling to the nearest private or public healthcare provider.

If you will be participating in rehabilitation arranged through Kela, you will get a reimbursement for travel costs to the rehabilitation site.

If you have a commitment for payment from your municipality or the hospital district, you will get a reimbursement for the trip made to the place of treatment.

Service voucher and the freedom to choose your health care provider

If you obtained the treatment with a service voucher or you selected your place of treatment based on your freedom to choose your healthcare provider, the maximum amount you can be reimbursed for a visit to primary healthcare is calculated according to the cost of visiting the main health centre of your home municipality. The main health centre is the one with the broadest range of healthcare services available in your municipality.

The maximum amount reimbursed for a visit to a specialist healthcare provider is calculated according to the cost of visiting the nearest university hospital.

Visits to a private healthcare provider are reimbursed under the same terms as visits to a public provider if the treatment or examination provided there is reimbursable under National Health Insurance.

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