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Client fees for referred patients

Sydämen pienoismalli vastaanoton pöydällä

If you arrive at Heart Hospital with a letter of referral, you only pay the normal public-sector fee.

Heart Hospital fees

The treatment in Tampere, Hatanpää and Valkeakoski is invoiced by Pirkanmaa wellbeing services county; in Hämeenlinna and Riihimäki by Kanta-Häme wellbeing services county and in Heart Hospital Nova (Jyväskylä) by Central Finland wellbeing services county

Maximum payable for social and healthcare client fees

During the calendar year, the public healthcare costs incurred by the client are subject to an annual ceiling. The client is in charge of monitoring the payments and the transfer of payment information between service providers. Read more: Ministry of social affairs and health (link)

Patient fee relief

We will review the fees for instance in cases where your financial solvency, or your circumstances, have substantially changed. We will waive or discount the fee if collecting the fee would jeopardize your livelihood or your obligation to pay maintenance.

A reduction or cancellation of the patient fee can be applied for with a payment exemption application. The application must be made within 30 days of the date of the invoice.

For more information about the fee relief please contact your wellbeing services county.

Travel costs

Kela reimburses the patient for their travel costs (usually by the cheapest means of transport) to hospital or rehabilitation.

More information on Kela website

Sickness allowance

More information on social security during sickness can be obtained from your department, Kela, and the unemployment funds of trade unions.

More information on Kela website

Home-help services to support convalescence

Municipal home-help services are provided on demand. In addition, several private service providers and organisations provide home-help services. If necessary, you may contact the social worker of your department, or the service provider directly.

Medicine reimbursement

More information on Kela website