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Norwegian National Contact Point for healthcare

Foto: Morten Rakke / Helfo

Patients are entitled to receive healthcare in another EU/EEA country and subsequently apply for reimbursement of their expenses.

Under the Patient Rights Directive, which entered into force in the EU in 2013, patients are entitled to take their rights to healthcare with them to other EU/EEA countries. To be eligible for reimbursement of out of pocket expenses, the healthcare must be equivalent to the healthcare the public health system would have covered in Norway.

In other words, patients are free to choose in which EU/EEA country they wish to receive healthcare.

The health services under Chapter 5 of the Norwegian National Insurance Act, the Norwegian Dental Health Services Act and the Norwegian Specialist Health Service Act are comprised by this scheme.Read more about Norwegian National Contact Point for healthcare

Source: / Norway today

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