Policy responses for Norway - HSRM


Policy responses for Norway

4.2 Entitlement and coverage


Everyone is entitled to receive care related to infection protection in accordance with the Act on the control of communicable diseases. Medical care to prevent infection from communicable diseases which present a public health risk is free for all persons staying in Norway. Patients are entitled to treatment if they have an infectious disease which could endanger public health and to vaccination if they are at risk of being infected with an infectious disease that could endanger public health.

In January 2020, COVID-19 was included under the Act on the control of communicable diseases. Since then, all services and measures in relation to COVID-19 that are pursuant to the Act are free of charge for any person who is in danger of being infected, or already is already infected.
Patient co-payment that are levied for failing to attend out-patient appointments have been waived since 1 April. The waiver is in place until 1 September.