In MyKanta, you can
- read treatment-related records
- request a prescription renewal
- check the results of laboratory tests and X-ray examinations
- gradually access social welfare service data
- save your living will and organ donation testament
- consent to or prohibit the sharing of your data
- browse your wellbeing data and store results from your measurements
- obtain a EU digital COVID-19 vaccination certificate.
If you have not already confirmed receipt of the latest ‘Information about the Kanta Services’ notification, it will automatically open once you have logged in to MyKanta.
Read the ‘Information about the Kanta Services’ notification and confirm receipt by ticking the box at the end. After this, you can continue to use MyKanta as usual.
You can check whether you have already confirmed receipt of the notification on MyKanta. Your confirmation and the date on which you provided it are shown in the Management of Data Use section. Your confirmation is also shown on MyKanta if you were given the information in connection with a healthcare appointment.
It does not matter whether you use public, private, or occupational healthcare services. Thanks to the nationwide Kanta Services, you can access your data in MyKanta. The data will be displayed in the service for as long as required in accordance with the statutory retention period.
You can also check which social welfare and healthcare units or pharmacies have accessed your data through the Kanta Services. Read more on the How do I check where my records have been handled? page.
Use requires a Finnish personal identity code and means of identification
You need to log in to MyKanta in order to see your data. Means of identification include
- online banking credentials
- mobile certificate
- an electronic ID card that enables online services.
You can also prove your identity using an organisation card or an ID card for regulated social welfare and healthcare professionals issued by the Digital and Population Data Services Agency.
Acting on behalf of another person
A legal guardian may act on behalf of all minors in their care in MyKanta. It will be possible to display the data of a child over 10 years of age to the parent or guardian in MyKanta once the healthcare organisation in question has made the necessary modifications in the patient information system. Read more about acting on behalf of a minor.
An adult and legally competent person can act on behalf of another adult in MyKanta. Read more about acting on behalf of another adult.
If there is an error in the data
If you notice errors or omissions in your data, please contact the social welfare and healthcare unit that treated you or the pharmacy that recorded the data. If necessary, this unit may rectify your data.
The data cannot be rectified by the Kanta Services’ customer services.
You can determine how your data is used
When you visit a healthcare or social services provider or MyKanta for the first time, you will receive a notification informing you about how the Kanta Services operate and how the recorded data is used. This notification is titled ‘Information about the Kanta Services’.
You can influence how the data stored about you in Kanta is processed. By giving your consent to data sharing, you can ensure that your data is available to the professional treating you. If you wish, you may restrict the use of your data by setting a denial of consent to patient data sharing and a denial of consent to prescription data sharing.
You can give your consent to data sharing and set denials of consent to data sharing in MyKanta in the “Management of Data Use in MyKanta” section. You can also give your consent to data sharing and set denials of consent to data sharing when you use social welfare and healthcare services.