Prescription renewal

Prescriptions issued by FSHS doctors are saved in My Kanta pages maintained by the Social Insurance Institution (Kela). Most of your prescription you can renewal in My Kanta. You can pick up your medicine at any pharmacy.

Your details in My Kanta can only be view by the doctor who prescribed you the medicine (only prescriptions issued by her/him). In My Kanta pages you can give your consent to those doctors who are treating you to view all of your prescriptions. Sharing information enables, for example, assessing the risk of interactions all other medicines you are currently using. Giving your consent will ensure good treatment quality and patient safety.

Your details in My Kanta can also be view by

  • doctors and nurses treating you, provided you give your oral consent
  • doctors treating you in emergencies even without your consent
  • pharmacists when you pick up your medicines at a pharmacy.

Prescription renewal principles

Prescription renewal in My Kanta

  • If an FSHS doctor has prescribed you a medicine intended for long-term or repeated use, you can, in certain cases, request renewal of the prescription without contacting your doctor directly.
  • If you need more of the medicine(s), request a renewal of the prescription(s) well before you run out. If you know that your medication will continue and that you will have to request a renewal, make a note in your calendar to request a renewal a couple of weeks before you will run out of your medicine.
  • My Kanta service of Kela will store the renewal request for a week, during which time FSHS professionals will decide whether the prescription can be renewed based on the information given. If a prescription cannot be renewed without more information, FSHS’s staff will contact you.

Renewal of contraception prescriptions

  • Renewal of contraception prescriptions requires information relating to the follow-up of the use of the products concerned.
  • Log in to Self-service and fill out the form for a renewal of birth control prescriptions. You need to give information about your blood pressure. You can measure your blood pressure for example at an FSHS self-measurement point.
  • If a prescription cannot be renewed without more information, FSHS’s nurse will contact you.
  • You will be notified by SMS, when your prescription is renewal. The prescription will be available in My Kanta.

Renewal of prescriptions during a doctor’s appointment

  • Some prescriptions can only be renewed during a doctor’s appointment. Make sure you have enough time to arrange appointment with the doctor before you run out of your medicine.
  • Asthma medicine prescriptions are renewed during a doctor’s appointment or after an appointment with an asthma nurse.
  • Medicines primarily affecting the central nervous system such as sleeping pills, sedatives and some painkillers require a direct treatment contact with the doctor in charge of the medication.



NB. International students can use My Kanta when they have a Finnish identity code.

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