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Health insurance in Iceland

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If you have been legally resident in Iceland for six months, you will automatically become a member of the Icelandic social insurance system. This involves many rights and benefits.
If you have been legally resident in Iceland for six months, you will automatically become a member of the Icelandic social insurance system, no matter what your nationality is. This applies unless intergovernmental treaties say otherwise. Children and adolescents under 18 are covered with their parents.
 

The insurance contains health care that includes:

  • hospitalization
  • maternity clinics
  • hospitalization abroad
  • general medical assistance outside a hospital by the patient's physician with whom the Icelandic Health Insurance has a contract
  • all necessary examinations and treatment carried out by specialists and institutions with whom the Icelandic Health Insurance has a contract
  • medicine
  • x-ray examinations and radiation
  • per diem cash sickness benefits
  • midwife assistance in cases of birth at home
  • dental and orthodontic treatment for children, people over 66 years, and pensioners
  • transport costs and travel costs
  • nursing in the patient's home
  • aid apparatus
  • physiotherapy
 
 
For the first six months of your residing in Iceland you are not covered by the public health coverage and therefore you would have to pay a full prize for medical assistance. If you are from an EEA country make sure you bring your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) 
 
 
This article was written in cooperation with Áttavitinn
 
 

Gepubliceerd: Di, 21/05/2013 - 14:52


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