You can be reimbursed for the cost of medicines that a doctor has prescribed to you for the treatment of an illness. The reimbursement is deducted from the price of the medicine you are purchasing. We can get your personal reimbursement information from Kela with your social securitynumber.

The reimbursement only covers necessary medicine expenses. To qualify for a reimbursement, you must take the medicine as instructed and purchase it for 3 months' use at a time in the most economical package size.

Starting 1 January 2016, reimbursements for prescription medicines under the Health Insurance Act will be available only after meeting an initial deductible of €50 per calendar year.

There are three rates of reimbursement:

  • Basic reimbursement (40% of the price)
  • Lower special reimbursement (65% of the price)
  • Higher special reimbursement (100% of the price; a EUR 4,50 copayment is charged for each medicine purchased at one time).

With certain medicines, the availability of basic reimbursements is limited. In order to be reimbursed for these medicines, you must submit Medical Certificate B to Kela.

If your out-of-pocket medicine expenses in a calendar year exceed the treshold of EUR 612,62, the exceeding part is reimbursed in full. A EUR 2.50 copayment applies to each purchase made after you have reached the entitlement treshold.