An electronic prescription can be renewed not only through the MyKanta service or your own health center, but also through the pharmacy, in which case the pharmacy forwards the renewal request to the health center. The pharmacy may charge a fee for forwarding the request.
Please note that the prescription renewal request must be made no later than eight (8) days before the medication runs out.
Central Ostrobothnia Central Hospital or the joint emergency room do not accept renewal requests sent through a pharmacy or MyKanta.
If a special medicine prescribed by a specialist doctor runs out before the next check-up appointment, contact the specialised medical care unit that prescribed the medicine.
Kela reimburses medicines, from clinical nutrition products to basic creams, which are prescribed by prescription to treat your illness, and for which reimbursement has been confirmed.
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You can renew the electronic prescription through the MyKanta service. You can also request a prescription renewal at the health center you primarily visit.
Renewal of an electronic prescription can also be requested from a pharmacy, in which case the pharmacy forwards the renewal request to the health center. The pharmacy may charge a fee for forwarding the request.
Please note that the request to renew the prescription must be made no later than eight (8) days before the medicine runs out.
Prescription renewal requests must always be submitted to the unit where the patient was treated. A doctor’s appointment may be required to renew the prescription. When renewing a prescription, the doctor must check that the medicine is compatible with any other medications used by the patient.
You can request the renewal of your prescription during a doctor’s appointment, at a pharmacy, in Kela’s MyKanta online service, or by contacting your local health and social services centre. If there are no problems with the renewal, it will be completed within eight days.