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Healthcare


Healthcare in Finland

Finland public healthcare prices

Maternity and pediatric clinic visits, nurse’s office, laboratory and x-ray examinations: free of charge

Vaccinations: free if they are part of a nationwide vaccination program.

A visit to the doctor: The one-time payment is up to US$20.5 | €20.90. You may be charged up to three times per calendar year at one health center or an annual fee of up to US$41 | €41.80 per calendar year may be charged. In Helsinki visits to the doctor’s office are free of charge.

Emergency: Up to US$27.7 | €28.30

Payment for missing a doctor’s appointment (no-show): The fee is up to US$50 | €50.80 and can be charged to those over the age of 15.

Fee for a treatment series or physiotherapy: 11.6 EUR/treatment/session in Helsinki

Medical certificate: The medical certificate for a driving license costs US$48 - 60 | €49.2 - 61. Other medical certificates may cost up to US$50 | €51.50.



Hospital charges

  • Outpatient care (per visit) US$32 - 41 | €33.1 - 42
  • Day surgery up to US$133 | €135.9
  • Hospital day fee (per day) US$22.4 - 49 | €22.8 - 50
  • Psychiatric daycare (per day) up to US$17.7 | €18.1
  • Day or night care at the hospital costs (per day) up to US$22.4 | €22.80

If the total sum of healthcare fees paid during the calendar year exceeds the annual maximum of US$678 | €692, all other services included in the annual maximum fee will be free of charge for the rest of the year.


Private Healthcare Prices

  • Doctor’s visit US$76 - 174 | €78 - 177
  • Specialist Doctor’s visit US$121 - 235 | €123 - 240
  • Basic blood test US$113 | €115
  • Health check-up from US$91 | €93
  • X-ray: from US$136 | €139
  • Computed tomography (head) from US$303 | €309
  • SMILE laser correction (1 eye) US$1116 | €1138
  • Cataract surgery (one eye) US$1951 | €1990
  • Rhinoplasty from US$4405 | €4493
  • Physiotherapy (1 hour) US$78 | €80

Source: Terveystalo


Dental Care in Finland

Public dental care prices

Public dental care is free of charge for children under 18 years old.

Helsinki public dental care fees

  • Oral hygienist US$7.9 | €8.10
  • Dentist US$14.9 | €15.2
  • Dental specialist US$29.6 | €30.20
  • Preventive care US$6.7 | €6.80
  • Local anesthesia US$6.7 | €6.80
  • X-ray US$6.7 - 14.9 | €6.80 - 15.2
  • Dental filling US$14.9 - 43 | €15.20 - 44
  • Removal of dental calculus US$6.7 - 43 | €6.80 - 44
  • Tooth removal US$14.9 - 29.6 | €15.2 - 30
  • Dental examination: minor US$6.7 | €6.80
  • Dental examination: basic US$14.9 | €15.20

Source: hel.fi


Private dental care prices

  • Basic dental examination US$72 | €73
  • Dental X-ray US$34 - 101 | €35 - 103
  • Dental filling US$89 - 178 | €91 - 182
  • Dental calculus removal US$99 - 157 | €101 - 160
  • Tooth removal US$104 - 300 | €106 - 306
  • Dental implant from US$2255 | €2300

Medication fees

Adults have to pay for their prescribed medications until they have met the initial deductible of US$49 | €50 (alkuomavastuu), then many medications are eligible for partial reimbursement.

The reimbursement varies from 40% to 100% + US$4.4 | €4.50 fee.

Once you have paid US$568 | €579.78 for your medications during one calendar year, you only need to pay US$2.5 | €2.50 per each medication for the rest of the year. Please note this only applies to medications that are eligible for reimbursement.

Source: KELA


Covid-19 testing in Finland

How much does it cost to do a coronavirus test in Finland?

PCR tests are free for Finnish residents if they have symptoms.

Free testing is not available for travellers, so you have to obtain a PCR test required for travel via private healthcare operators.

A PCR test costs about US$98 - 230 | €100 - 235 in private clinics in Finland.

The price of an antigen rapid test may vary US$38 - 137 | €39 - 140 + a certificate fee.

IgM antibody test prices start at US$78 | €80.

Check out koronatestihinta.fi website for more information on where to get a COVID-19 PCR or rapid antigen test with a certificate for travel in Finland: https://www.koronatestihinta.fi/


Covid-19 vaccines are free of charge for Finnish residents.

How much do face masks cost in Finland?

FFP face mask box (25pcs) price start at US$9.7 | €9.9 (US$0.4 | €0.4 per piece).

Face mask pack (50pcs) costs US$10.7 | €10.9 (US$0.2 | €0.22 for a mask).

NeSu protective face masks made in Finland (15pcs) cost US$6.8 | €6.9 (US$0.5 | €0.46 per piece)