If you need any of these things for more than three months after the date of injury (acute phase), the doctor must provide a statement detailing your needs.
In the medical statement, the doctor must confirm that your needs are due to the approved occupational injury. The statement must also specify the medicines, food products and medical supplies that you need as a result of your occupational injury.
As a general rule, GPs can apply for a subsidy for an approved occupational injury.
Your GP, another doctor at the GP’s surgery or a doctor at a multidisciplinary pain clinic can apply for an individual subsidy for you for medicines that contain opioids. If you are going to use pregabalin (Lyrica) to treat neuropathic pain or trigeminal neuralgia, the same requirements apply to who can apply, but the application can also come from a specialist in neurology. If you need a higher daily dose of opioids than 100 mg oral morphine equivalents, your GP will not be able to prescribe for you. Then the application must come from a doctor at an interdisciplinary pain clinic.
To receive a refund for an addictive medicine, the doctor must state the dose. Helfo can cover up to the dose specified by the doctor in the statement. However, there is an upper limit to how much Helfo covers for opioids and pregabalin.
When your doctor sends the application to Helfo, you can forward a copy of the occupational injury decision.
See "Submitting applications to Helfo digitally" further down the page.
If you receive a decision concerning a subsidy to cover your expenses, you can collect medicines, food products or medical supplies from your local pharmacy or medical supplies store. You must then take the decision from Helfo with you, but you will not need the occupational injury decision from NAV. When you present the decision from Helfo, you do not have to pay user fees.