The Reciprocal Health Care Agreement (RHCA) we have with Sweden may cover some of your medical costs in the Swedish public health system.
It must be medically necessary care that can’t wait till you get home.
Adults will still need to pay a small fee for each service.
- care from a doctor
- care as an out-patient at a hospital
- free health services for children
- free maternity services
- part of the cost of prescription medicines.
What it doesn’t cover
It doesn’t cover daily fees for staying in a hospital.
Your travel insurance may cover these and other extra costs.
What to do
Be ready to show your passport and Medicare card.
Where to find out more
Read about prices and services on the Swedish health care website. Each county council region is a bit different.
Page last updated: 16 January 2020
This information was printed 15 July 2021 from https://www.servicesaustralia.gov.au/individuals/services/medicare/reciprocal-health-care-agreements/when-australians-go-overseas/about-reciprocal-health-care-agreements/visiting-sweden. 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.