To document your rights, you must take certificate S1 (formerly form E106) which you obtain from Helfo with you. You must submit this certificate to the National Insurance authorities in the country in which you live.
The certificate will not be valid until Helfo has received feedback from the National Insurance authorities in your country of residence.
Certificate S1 documents your entitlement to essential health services provided by the national health service in the same way as citizens of your own country of residence. It is the legislation in the country in which you live which determines the proportion of your expenses that will be covered. You will therefore have to pay the same contributions towards your expenses as other inhabitants of the country.
If you have dependent family members in your country of residence, they must contact the National Insurance authorities there in order to find out their rights.
It is not necessary to apply for certificate S1 within the Nordic region. This document is not used between the Nordic countries. If you work in Norway and are resident in another Nordic country, you will have the same health rights as citizens of the country without having certificate S1. Contact the National Insurance authorities in the country in which you are living in order to get more information about your rights and which documentation you need.
Piotr is at home in Poland and needs a follow-up check on his leg. He therefore uses the healthcare services there. He has a valid S1 certificate and only has to pay the same user fee as everyone else in his country of residence.