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Oslo - Health insurance

In Norway, health care is provided by the state (Norway has a public health care system) and a health insurance is not necessary to obtain health care. Care, medicines and treatment are free for children under the age of 7.

Private health insurance (helseforsikring)
According to various international agreements, it may be possible for you to maintain and benefit from the health insurance you already have in another country. Check with your health insurance company. As health care is provided publicly through the national insurance scheme/social security (trygdekontoret) in Norway, a private health insurance plan is not necessary in order to pay for health care. However, private health insurance can be purchased from the following companies:

  • BUPA International - Storebrand
    Filipstad Brygge 1
    Tel + 47 (22) 31 1102/Tel + 47 (22) 48 9788
    Help Line: 800 83 313
  • Cigna Insurance Company Europe
    Stortorget 3
    Tel + 47 (22) 17 4300
    International health insurance
  • Norsk Helseforsikring (Norwegian Health Insurance)
    Akersg. 43
    Tel + 47 (22) 86 2100

For international health insurance for ex pats, use this web site:

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