If you are a member of the Norwegian National Insurance Scheme and a national of either Norway or another EEA country, you are entitled to a European Health Insurance Card.
As the United Kingdom prepares to leave the European Union, European Health Insurance Cards issued from Norway, Iceland and Lichtenstein will for the time being apply in the UK. British citizens visiting Norway can also use their European Health Insurance Cards.
In many cases, the scheme also covers family members, i.e. spouses, children under the age of 18 and dependent children over the age of 18. Registered partners and co-habitants who have or have had children together are equivalent to spouses/married couples. Be aware that each family member must carry their own personal card.
Persons who are stateless or have refugee status may also be entitled to a European Health Insurance Card.
If you are a member of the Norwegian National Insurance Scheme, but are not entitled to a European Health Insurance Card, you may still be entitled to healthcare coverage during temporary stays in other EEA countries. This may be the case if you are a student and have a loan from the State Educational Loan Fund, and if you are a posted worker.
Contact Helfo if you are unsure about whether you are entitled to a European Health Insurance Card or coverage of healthcare abroad. Call 800HELSE (800 43573).
Helfo can be contacted from outside Norway as follows:
Telephone: +47 23 32 70 30
Fax: +47 33 51 22 89
Note that in many cases, the European Health Insurance Card is issued in a paper version instead of a plastic card.