Renewal of prescriptions

If you need to renew a prescription, always contact the unit that is in charge of your treatment.

You may request the renewal of a prescription in any of the following ways:

  • Online Through the My Kanta service(extrernal link)
  • Ask a pharmacy to renew it. Please note that some pharmacies may charge a fee for prescription renewals.
  • Call the appointment booking and counselling number of your health centre. 

If you need to renew a prescription, always contact the unit that is in charge of your treatment. If we are not in charge of your treatment in a matter for which you have been prescribed a medicine, we cannot renew that prescription. In this case, we will send the prescription back to you, so that you can send it to the unit in charge of your treatment. When you request the renewal of a prescription, you need to bring with you a list of all medicinal products you are using. You may use this template: List of medicinal products(extrernal link) (In Finnish). Legislation and patient safety require that all medicinal products you use are assessed when your prescriptions are renewed.