Unforeseen medical treatment
Note: Residents of the other Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Sweden) need only to show a valid national ID card to prove eligibility for public healthcare in Norway.
Norway has not adopted EU Regulation 1231/10. Therefore, third country nationals do not have the right to use their EHICs in Norway unless they are stateless, refugees or family members of an EU national.
HELFO Service Center (public health services portal)
Tel: 800 43 573
Treatment, coverage & costs
- To receive acute and essential treatment, you must preferably visit an accident and emergency department ("legevakt") or General Practitioner under the public healthcare system. You should show your European Health Insurance Card and your passport or other identification.
- Provided that you have a valid card, you will pay a subsidised fee for the treatment on the same basis as a Norwegian resident. Charges are not refundable and may vary.
- You will usually have to pay the full cost of any dental treatment.
- Dental treatment is usually non-refundable in Norway, except for children.
- For hospital treatment a referral from a doctor is necessary.
- In case of an emergency, you can get treatment in the nearest public hospital.
- In-patient treatment, including necessary medication, is free of charge.
- To see a specialist or receive out-patient treatment, you must be referred by a doctor, and you will have to pay applicable standard fees.
- Prescribed medicine can be collected at any pharmacy and charges may vary.
- Ambulance transport is free of charge in emergencies.
- Air ambulance transport is free of charge in emergencies.
- If you show your European Health Insurance Card, you should be charged only the standard patient contributions (which are not refundable).
- If you have to pay for care, contact your national health insurance provider once you return home to seek reimbursement.
Call tel.: 800 43 573
Dialysis, oxygen & chemotherapy
Contact the local hospital in Norway.
Loss of card
Contacts for holders of EHICs issued in Norway
Tel: +47 33 51 22 80