HELFO – the Norwegian Health Economics Administration

The Norwegian Health Economics Administration (HELFO) is a sub-ordinate institution directly linked to the Norwegian Directorate of Health.

The annual budget of € 2.65 billion includes:

  • direct payments to various health service providers
  • individual reimbursement for certain medicines, dental services and health services abroad.

In addition, HELFO has in charge the regular GP scheme, which entitles one to have a regular GP, and the issuance of The European Health Insurance Card.

HELFO currently has about 600 employees among the Main Office, 6 Regional Offices distributed throughout Norway, the Patient Referral Unit and a Service centre.

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