Sammen Health Fund

If you have had large expenses due to health reasons you can apply for a refund.

Download the application form (found above) and follow the instructions.

Sammen contributes with support on medical expenses in the following treatments. Note that the expenses can't be older than six months. 

Expenses for psychologists: 
Psychological treatment under HELFOS' self-sufficiency limit 1 is refundable. This applies to treatment by psychologist specialists who have an agreement with the municipality and treatment at DPS (District Psychiatric Center). Expenses are covered from the first NOK to the deduction limit. Expenses must be documented with HELFO receipt.

Expenses for dentist:
Support for dental expenses is provided for students in Sogndal, Førde, Stord and Haugesund. The support is 50% of all approved expenses. A cap is placed on approved expenses of NOK 20.000, so that the maximum support amount may be NOK 10.000 per year. Expenses under NOK 1500 will not be considered. This offer does not apply to students in Bergen, as they have their own dental health service with discounted prices.

Expenses related to accidents or dental damages: 
Sammen Health Fund will cover the repair of teeth that are damaged due to accidents. We cover 50% of the expenses, after the reimbursement from the government or insurance has been deducted. There is a limit of approved expenses of NOK 40,000 and the maximum amount of support will be NOK 20,000.      

Expenses for transportation: 
Sammen reimburses 50 % of your expenses when an injury or illness prevent you from using public transportation. If an injury prevents you from getting home and to your place of study by public transport, you may apply for financial support for transportation to attend lectures or exams. The aid applies to 1 round trip per day. Traveling on a weekend is not eligible. Support is given for a period of maximum four weeks. Of the approved expenses, a deduction of 50% is calculated. The need for transportation must be documented by a doctor, and be enclosed in the application.

Note that with the new rules, students will no longer receive reimbursement of medical expenses or physiotherapists, except for damaged teeth as a result of an accident. These changes are requested and approved by Velferdstinget and Sammen. This ensures financial support for the most vulnerable students.