Du står her: helsenorge.noHealth rights abroadDental treatment in the EU/EEA Dental treatment in the EU/EEA Norsk bokmål In Norway, as a rule, you are liable for your own dental costs. But there are some exceptions, and these exceptions also apply in the EU/EEA. Go through all the steps in this guide to understand your rights and what you need to do. You can find the find the application form in Step 5. Sidebilde Morten Rakke / Helfo Reimbursement for certain conditions Only certain conditions are eligible for reimbursement of expenses on dental treatment received outside Norway. There are also restrictions on the amount you can be reimbursed for. Steg 1 innholdThere are 15 conditions that may be eligible for reimbursement (in Norwegian). Even if your condition comes under one of these items, you cannot be certain of your entitlement to reimbursement for the treatment you have received. Your dentist or doctor will be able to provide more information about the reimbursement rules. You can also read about national insurance benefits for coverage of dental treatment expenses in the Ministry of Health and Care Service's circular (in Norwegian).You must be able to document that your condition or your situation entitles you to reimbursement for treatment. On the basis of documentation submitted, Helfo determines whether the conditions for reimbursement are fulfilled in your case. Helfo cannot grant a reimbursement if any documentation in support of your application is missing. See Step 7 for a checklist of what you need to enclose with your application.If you require orthodontic treatment, you must have a referral from a dentist or dental hygienist practising in Norway. You must bring the referral with you from Norway. In other words, a referral from a Norwegian dentist abroad is not sufficient. Eksempel Anders has lost two teeth. The dentist explains that he has lost these teeth due to periodontitis. Reimbursement can only be given for treating one of the teeth. For periodontitis, reimbursement is not available for teeth in the back of the mouth. Anders thinks the treatment will be too expensive, even if part of the cost for one of the teeth is covered. He has heard that he can get this treatment in another EU/EEA country, and decides to get it done abroad. He knows that the treatment must be documented to get a reimbursement from Helfo. Reimbursement for certain groups Certain groups of people are entitled to necessary dental care under the Public Dental Health Service. Some of these groups are permitted to transfer their entitlement to treatment to other EU/EEA countries. Steg 2 innholdThese groups are children and young people under age 18people with mental disabilities in and outside of institutionselderly persons with chronic conditions and disabilities in institutions or receiving home nursing careyoung people who turn 19 or 20 in the year of treatment (user fee of 25 per cent of the fixed rates in Norway)Other groups the Norwegian county council has decided to prioritise are not permitted to transfer their entitlement to treatment to other EU/EEA countries. Eksempel Because Anders is not in any of these groups, he is not eligible for reimbursement under this scheme. You must locate a treatment provider yourself You need to find a dentist or dental hygienist in another EU/EEA country. If parts of your dental costs are covered by Helfo, it is normal for a dentist to provide the treatment. In certain cases, an authorised dental hygienist may treat periodontitis. Steg 3 innholdThe treatment provider must have valid public authorisation in the country in question. This means that the treatment provider must have a licence to practise as a dentist or dental hygienist in the country where the treatment is provided. Responsibility for documenting this rests with you alone.You must check whether there is a condition that the treatment is provided by a specialist. In this case, you must check whether the person in question has the necessary specialisation for equivalent treatment in Norway.Note that dentists in the EEA often have different specialist expertise than dentists in Norway. In that case, the specialist training must correspond to the Norwegian specialist training. Responsibility for documenting this rests with you alone. Eksempel Anders finds a dental clinic abroad. He investigates whether the treatment he wants will be provided by dentists or dental hygienists who have valid public authorisation. He knows that he needs documentation back in Norway that each treatment provider he visits is entitled to practise in the country in question. Requirements in the case of prosthetic implants Special requirements apply to treatment providers in the case of prosthetic implants. Steg 4 innholdIn order for prosthodontic treatment costs to be covered, both the dentist performing the surgery and the dentist making the prosthesis must have specialist training in their fields.If either of the dentists fails to meet the requirements, none of your expenses can be covered. Eksempel In order for the costs of periodontitis treatment to be covered, Anders must visit a specialist. He must also check whether the person in question has the necessary specialisation for equivalent treatment in Norway. Anders must verify the following: a) That the dentist has prepared a treatment plan. The plan must show which teeth are to be treated/replaced and why. b) That both the surgical and prosthetic work is carried out by dentists with the correct specialisation. The dentist must complete a form The dentist treating you must complete and sign a special form. You must take this form to the dentist at the start of treatment. Steg 5 innholdThe form to be completed by the dentist is called«Krav om refusjon for tannbehandling mottatt i et annet EU/EØS-land, for pasient (05-24a.03)» Bokmål | Nynorsk | English If you are going for a diagnosis for orthodontic treatment, the form«Diagnostic form for reimbursement of the cost of orthodontic treatment abroad (05-24.12)» Englishmust be completed by the dentist abroad, and sent to Helfo together with X-rays and a treatment plan. Eksempel Anders checks with the dentist who has provided the treatment that the claim form for treatment providers has been completed and signed. He also ensures that X-rays taken before the treatment began and itemised receipts showing payment of the treatment are included. Only a fraction of travel expenses is reimbursable You will not be reimbursed for more than you would have received if the treatment had been performed in Norway. Steg 6 innholdYou can be reimbursed for the proportion of your travel expenses corresponding to what you would have incurred in Norway.In Norway, the main rule is that your travel expenses are reimbursed at a standard rate per kilometre regardless of which means of transport you use. You must travel to the geographically closest location at which the health service can be provided. In order to be reimbursed, the journey must be longer than ten kilometres each way and cost more than the local minimum fare by scheduled public transport.Reclaimable travel expenses must be submitted on this claim form:«Reiseregningsskjema – krav om dekning av reiseutgifter ved behandling i et annet EØS-land (Pasientreiser)» BokmålSend the claim form with the other documentation – see steps 6 and 7. If your application for coverage of expenses from Helfo is granted, Helfo will forward your travel expenses claim to the Norwegian regional health authorities' patient-travel service (Pasientreiser). Eksempel Anders lives in Fåvang. His nearest place of treatment in Norway would be Lillehammer. Although Anders is going abroad, he will only be entitled to expenses for the journey Fåvang-Lillehammer-Fåvang at a standard rate per kilometre. He takes care to keep all his travel documents. Don't forget the documentation! When the dental treatment is completed, you need to bring the following back with you: Steg 7 innholdthe form which the dental treatment provider has completed (see step 4)documentation that all treatment providers have valid authorisationdocumentation that the persons providing specialist treatment are approved as specialistsnecessary X-rays, casts and/or records documenting conditions, examinations and any treatment.original receipts for all expensesdocumentation that the expenses have been paidFor some types of treatment, it may be necessary to document the condition before the treatment was started. You do this using a print-out of records from previous dentists. Submit this with the other documentation.All documentation must be in Norwegian, Danish, Swedish or English. You should therefore try to get the documentation issued in one of these languages. If the documents are in another language, Helfo may ask you to provide a Norwegian state-authorised translation. You must pay for the translation yourself. Eksempel Anders makes sure he gets copies of specialist approvals and authorisations. He must also remember to submit documentation for teeth that were missing before he went abroad for dental treatment. Submitting an application Applications must be submitted within six months of each individual treatment date. Steg 8 innholdYou must fill out the application form and send it together with documentation to Helfo:«Søknad om refusjon for tannbehandling mottatt i et annet EØS-land, for pasient (05-24a.02)» Bokmål | Nynorsk | English For details about documentation requirements, see "Don't forget the documentation".Applications must be submitted within six months of each individual treatment date. Send the application to: Helfo, Postboks 2415, 3104 TønsbergHelfo's case-processing time is up to 12 weeks. If necessary documentation is not included with the application, the processing time will be longer. Eksempel Anders fills out the application form and sends this together with all the relevant documentation to Helfo within six months.