The Reciprocal Health Care Agreement (RHCA) we have with Norway may cover some of your medical costs in Norway’s public health system.
It must be:
- medically necessary care that can’t wait till you get home
- within 12 months after you arrive.
Adults will need to pay a small fee for each service.
- care from a National Insurance Scheme (NIS) GP
- care in an NIS hospital
- care in as an out-patient in an NIS hospital
- specialist care if you have a referral from an NIS GP
- ambulance travel
- emergency dental care
- other medical care if an NIS GP prescribes it
- prescription medicine - you’ll pay full price until you spend about $347 in 1 year; it’s free after that - you may need to show proof that you’ve spent over the limit
- free health care for children up to the age of 12 - this includes physiotherapy
- free visits to a doctor for children up to the age of 16
- free prescription medicines for children up to the age of 16
- free psychological care for children up to the age of 18
- birth care
- oxygen therapy
Your travel insurance may cover these and other extra costs.
What's not covered
The agreement doesn’t cover students and diplomats.
What to do
Be ready to:
- show your passport and Medicare card
- give your Australian address.
Keep all your receipts for medicines.
Find out more
Contact an office of the NIS.
Page last updated: 16 January 2020
This information was printed 29 September 2020 from https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/services/medicare/reciprocal-health-care-agreements/when-australians-go-overseas/about-reciprocal-health-care-agreements/visiting-norway. It may not include all of the relevant information on this topic. Please consider any relevant site notices at https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/site-notices when using this material.