Find out more about what you will need in order to claim reimbursement for your expenses for drugs purchased in Norway on the page about involuntary childlessness and infertility treatment.
You must be a woman who is married, cohabiting in a marriage-like relationship or single. You will only be considered to be single if you do not live with any other adults.
You, and your partner if you have one, must fulfil the conditions for the treatment of childlessness set out in the Biotechnology Act (in Norwegian). It is the person who undergoes the drug treatment who is considered to be the applicant and therefore entitled to reimbursement for their expenses. However, the claim form and the personal declaration (see step 2) must be signed by both the applicant and any partner.
In order to have your expenses for fertility drugs reimbursed, you and your partner (if you have one) must fulfil a number of conditions. You must
- fulfil the conditions set out in the Biotechnology Act (in Norwegian) for infertility
- receive infertility treatment which is not in breach of the Biotechnology Act
- use drugs which are marketed in Norway or contain the same active ingredient as drugs covered by a marketing authorisation in Norway
- have a prescription for the drugs
- have a statement from the treating physician abroad (step 2)
In order to claim your treatment expenses, you must be a member of the Norwegian National Insurance scheme.
If you are considered to be resident in another EU/EEA country, you will not be entitled to receive support from Helfo for treatment in the country in which you are considered to be resident. Click here for important information about when you are considered to be resident in another country and who may be entitled to use the scheme.
In total, you can claim for drugs for up to three treatment cycles per child, either in Norway or abroad.
If you are also going to receive infertility treatment in another EU/EEA country, separate rules apply to the reimbursement of expenses for the infertility treatment itself. Find out more about infertility treatment in another EU/EEA country here.
Gro and Magnus are married and want to have infertility treatment. They have a prescription for the necessary drugs and have decided to purchase them while they are on holiday in Denmark.