Persons entitled to planned treatment in the EU/EEA

​As a member of the Norwegian National Insurance Scheme, you may be entitled to reimbursement of your expenses on certain healthcare services you receive in another EU/EEA country.

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As a member of the Norwegian National Insurance Scheme, you might be entitled to reimbursement of your expenses on certain healthcare services you receive in another EU/EEA country. This applies if the treatment is equivalent to the healthcare you would have received in Norway.

Click here for an overview of which types of healthcare in EU/EEA countries you can apply to be reimbursed for.

Read about membership of the Norwegian National Insurance Scheme on nav.no.

If you are considered a resident of the EU/EEA country in which you receive the treatment, you cannot receive a refund from Helfo. Country of residence is determined by Helfo on a case-by-case basis.

Here are some examples of where you might be regarded as ordinarily resident in another EU/EEA country than Norway:

  • You work in Norway, but have a spouse, partner or child in another EU/EEA country.
  • You receive benefits from the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration (NAV) while you spend an extended period in another EU/EEA country.
  • You have been stationed by your employer in another EU/EEA country.
  • You are a pensioner who spends much of the year in another EU/EEA country.

If you are considered a resident of another EU/EEA country, you might be entitled to certificate S1. For more information about certificate S1, click here.