You must be in a marriage or cohabitant in a marriage-like relationship. If you are a single woman living alone, you can apply for reimbursement of expenses you incurred after 1 July 2020. You are also required to have been referred for treatment by a healthcare provider practising in Norway. You, and your partner if you have one, must meet the requirements for treatment of involuntary childlessness in the Norwegian Act relating to the application of biotechnology in medicine.
Whether you receive treatment in Norway or abroad, you will only be eligible for reimbursement of your expenses on a total of three cycles ('attempts') per child. Learn more about involuntary childlessness, eligible types of treatment and the definition of 'a cycle'.
If you will be receiving treatment, you must be a member of the Norwegian National Insurance Scheme. In many cases, the scheme also applies to family members.
You are not entitled to a subsidy from Norway for treatment in an EU/EEA country you are regarded as ordinarily resident in. Click here for important information on who qualifies for this scheme.
Are you planning to receive health care in the UK? Click here for information about the consequences of Brexit (in Norwegian).
Referral and childcare certificate of conduct (police certificate of conduct)
If you intend to travel abroad to receive healthcare, you must first obtain a referral from a healthcare professional in Norway.
You must also obtain a childcare certificate of conduct from the police in Norway and take that with you to the doctor who will treat you abroad.
To reduce your financial risk, you have the option of applying to Helfo for prior authorisation. Learn more about this in the online article: «Hospital treatment and other specialist health services in EU/EEA countries». This also provides information about the risks of opting for treatment outside Norway.
Before commencing treatment, you may need to take fertility drugs. For more information about reimbursement of expenses on this medication, click here (in Norwegian).
Tina and Louise live together and are hoping for a baby. They have a referral from a specialist, and the hospital in Vestfold has confirmed that they are entitled to assisted reproductive treatment. The couple have friends who received treatment in Denmark, and they would like to try this.