Doctors' fees

Kela provides reimbursement for part of the fees charged by doctors in private practice. The maximum amount that can be reimbursed is equal to a predetermined reimbursement tariff. Reimbursement tariffs can be found here.

Example

A specialist doctor charges €65 for a 20-minute consultation. The reimbursement tariff is €13.50. You pay €51.50 plus any administrative charges.

Medical certificates

Kela pays reimbursement for part of the cost of having a doctor in private practice write a certificate or statement, provided that it is being issued for health insurance purposes (e.g., to support an application for reimbursement entitlement or a claim for sickness allowance). The maximum amount that can be reimbursed is equal to a predetermined reimbursement tariff.

Kela does not pay reimbursement for medical certificates issued for the following purposes:

  • driver's licence
  • admission to an educational institution
  • pre-employment medical examination
  • applying for a pension or seeking entry into rehabilitation.