Persons entitled to planned treatment in the EU/EEA

​As a member of the Norwegian National Insurance Scheme, you are entitled to reimbursement of your expenses on certain healthcare services you receive in another EU/EEA country.

Foto: Morten Rakke / Helfo

Please note, however, that you are not entitled to a subsidy from Norway for treatment in an EU/EEA country you are ordinarily resident in. Country of residence is determined by Helfo on a case-by-case basis.

Here are some examples of where you might be regarded as ordinarily resident in another EU/EEA country:

  • You work in Norway, but have a spouse, partner or child in another EU/EEA country.
  • You receive benefits from the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration (NAV) while you spend an extended period in another EU/EEA country.
  • You have been stationed by your employer in another EU/EEA country.
  • You are a pensioner who spends much of the year in another EU/EEA country.

If you have been issued with certificate S1 (formerly form E106 and E121) or form E109 for an EU/EEA country, you are regarded as a resident of that country.

In many cases, the scheme also applies to family members. Family in this context means a spouse, children under the age of 18, dependent children over the age of 18, and co-habitants who have or have had a child together.

To see which types of treatment this entitlement applies to, click here (in Norwegian).

It is the Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration (NAV) that determines if you are a member of the Norwegian National Insurance Scheme. Contact NAV if you have questions about your membership.