Saman Health fund

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

Saman contributes with support on medical expenses in the following treatments. 

Note:  the expenses can not 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 necessary, 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.

    The expences must be documented with reciepts of paid treatment and a confirmation from the dentist that only necessary treatment is done.

  • Expenses related to accidents or dental damages: 
    Saman Health Fund can 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. 

    The expences must be documented with reciepts containing date of treatment and paid amount for each treatment aswell as documentation of the accident/damage. If partially covered by insurance or other financial aid you also need documentation of what is already covered. 

  • Expenses for transportation: 
    Saman can reimburse 50 % of your expenses when an injury or illness prevent you from using public transportation. If an injury prevents you from getting to and from 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 consecutive weeks. Of the approved expenses, a deduction of 50% is calculated.

    The expences must be documented with reciepts for the transportation containig the address of departure and arrival. Also, the need for transportation must be documented by a doctor, and be enclosed in the application.

    Transportation to and from treatment can be covered by Pasientreiser.

General framework and conditions for applying

  • You have to be a student at HVL (Western Norway University of Applied Sciences) and have paid the semester fee for the semester the treatment is done.
  • There is no payment for amounts under NOK 100
  • Applications with lacking attachments will not be processed.
  • The school year is defines as starting August 15th and ending June 30th for graduating students. Graduating students can not recieve a refund for treatment done after June 30th (December 31st for studies ending after the spring semester). Are you studying another year with HVL the summer is included in the fall semester and the school year is defined ending August 14th.
  • The application with the needed attachments must be recieved before the application deadline.

The  application deadline is 6 months from the date of treatment.