Student health care: How should I proceed if I have social security coverage in another EU/EEA country or in Switzerland or the United Kingdom?

30 August, 2022

If you have social security coverage in another EU/EEA country or in Switzerland or the United Kingdom, you do not have to pay the healthcare fee. However, you can still use the FSHS’s services.

Send Kela a copy of your valid European Health Insurance Card or other document showing that you have social security coverage in one of the above countries. Send it well in advance of the due date for the fee, or contact Kela’s Overpayment Recovery Centre.

You can use the OmaKela e-service to send the document or mail it to Kelan perintäkeskus, PL 31, 00056 KELA. If you live outside in Finland and cannot use OmaKela, you can send the document via secure email.

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