Reimbursement for medical treatment and drugs
As a government employee, you are entitled to compensation for certain healthcare costs and medicines.
Information that is required on the receipt for compensation to be paid out:
- First and last name
- Social security number
- Type of visit (for healthcare visits)
- Attached receipt (or extract from e-service)
- A bank statement is required if payment has been made by invoice
E-hälsomyndigheten, The e-health authority, has an e-service where you can get a summary of your high-cost cover for medicines
The amount reimbursed is taxable and is paid on the next salary date, subject to the production of a receipt. No reimbursement applies to receipts that are more than two years old. All amounts must be included in the Swedish high-cost protection (be regionally connected and not private) to be reimbursed and this must be stated on the receipt.
Medical treatment that is not reimbursed
For alternative forms of treatment, e.g. treatment by a chiropractor or naprapath, no reimbursement applies. The same applies to X-rays and mammography. KI does not allow any gross salary deductions to pay for private surgical operations or IVF treatments. In case of leave of absence of more than 30 days, no medical treatment or medicine receipts are reimbursed.
The maximum reimbursement for the cost of medical treatment is SEK 95 per treatment session. By medical treatment are meant an examination and treatment provided by a person authorised to work as a doctor in Sweden.
The maximum reimbursement for the cost of physiotherapy is SEK 55 per treatment session. By physiotherapy is meant treatment which, after referral by a doctor, is given by a qualified physiotherapist
The maximum reimbursement for the cost of psychological treatment is SEK 95 per treatment session. By psychological treatment is meant treatment which, after referral by a doctor, is given by a qualified psychiatrist, qualified psychologist or qualified psychotherapist.
The maximum reimbursement for the cost of treatment involving oral surgery is SEK 95 per treatment session. By treatment involving oral surgery is meant treatment which is carried out at a hospital or at an odontological faculty.
Medicines covered by drug benefits according to the Medicines Benefits Act (2002:160), is replaced by the amount registered in the high cost protection. The receipt should specify patient egenavgift or inom förmån.
The maximum reimbursement for the cost of hospital treatment is SEK 70 for each day of treatment.