Patients from Finland can use electronic prescription abroad

Ministry of Social Affairs and Health announced that patients from Finland with electronic prescription can pick up their medicines abroad since January 2019. In this time the service is limited only for pharmacies in Estonia where this electronic service will be in use. The service may be slow in the beginning, pointed out Finland ministry, but later will be faster and extended to other European countries. The service will appreciate mainly travelers and people who plan to stay in another county for a longer period. It will be useful also for people who have forgotten their medicine at home. The ministry warn that prescription does not guarantee that the medicine will be available in pharmacy in another country and also immediate reimbursement at the pharmacy is not available.