Renewing and applying for a driving license - medical certificate for driving license

A medical certificate is required for a driving license in certain cases when a person is applying or renewing a driving license. The doctor ensures that the health and physical condition of the person applying for a driving license are sufficient for safe driving.


A person applying for their first driving license may not necessarily need a medical certificate if their own assurance of meeting health requirements is sufficient. This only applies to group 1 driving licenses, i.e., car, motorcycle, moped, microcar, and tractor driving licenses. For group 2 license classes, a medical certificate is always required.


Also, an applicant for a group 1 driving license needs a medical certificate in several cases of illness. If the applicant's medical history has or has had, for example, eye diseases, diabetes, heart or vascular diseases, cerebrovascular disorders, insomnia or sleep apnea, mental health or personality disorders, disorders of activity and attention, intellectual disability, neurological diseases, memory disorders, dizziness, alcohol dependence, drug use, use of central nervous system affecting drugs, or diseases of the musculoskeletal system or other serious illnesses.

A medical certificate for a driving license requires you to visit the nearest clinic.

To obtain a driving license certificate, you need to come to the nearest office. The doctor will assess your health condition by checking your hearing and vision as well as measuring your blood pressure. The examination cannot be done remotely. Our nearest office is conveniently located in Ruoholahti, Helsinki, with good public transport connections.

Book a time even for the same day

The price for a doctor's visit is 63 €
A clinic fee of 24 € is added to the cost of the reception visit.

MEDFIN Medical Center

Itämerenkatu 11 EF, 1st floor. 00180 Helsinki

Only 150 meters from Ruoholahti metro station. Free parking spaces are available in front of our office. Remember to provide your license plate number when you come to the reception.

What kind of doctor's certificate do you need for your driving license?

As a general rule, a medical certificate for a driving license is needed in the following cases:

Group 1 (AM/120, AM/121, T, A1, A2, A, B, BE)

Applying for a driver's license

  • Your own insurance may suffice for fulfilling health requirements. You need a medical certificate if you have a disease that affects your ability to drive.

Renewal of driving license

  • A medical certificate is not required if the driving license is renewed at the latest on the day you turn 70 years old.
  • You will need an extended medical report of your driving ability if you renew your driving license after you have turned 70 years old.
Group 2 (C1, C1E, C, CE, D1, D1E, D, DE)

Applying for a driver's license

  • You need a doctor's statement of driving ability.

Renewal of driving license

  • You will need a doctor's statement of driving ability if you have turned 45 by the expiration date of your driver's license.
  • You will need an extended doctor's statement of driving ability if you have turned 68 before you go to the doctor to renew your driver's license.

What does the medical certificate required for a driving license cost at the MEDFIN Medical Center?

Brief medical statement

The price for a doctor's visit is 63 €
A clinic fee of 24 € is added to the cost of the reception visit.

Extended medical statement

The price of a doctor's visit is 119 €
An additional fee is added to the reception price

Outpatient clinic fee 24 €. Kela does not cover the costs incurred from obtaining this medical certificate.

Questions?

Our customer service is happy to help with all questions. So please contact us or ask for more information in chat.

Fill out the pre-information form before arriving at the reception.

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© 2024 Copyright: MEDFIN

Opening hours:

Mon-Fri: 8:00 — 20:00

Sat-Sun: Closed