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Planned dental treatment abroad

Planned dental treatment abroad is when you travel to another EU/EEA country to receive dental treatment.

What options are there for planned dental treatment abroad?

If you want to apply for planned dental treatment abroad, you can choose to apply for

  • an advance decision and then apply for compensation retrospectively
  • retrospective compensation without having an advance decision.

What is an advance decision?

An advance decision is a decision regarding how much money you can receive for the dental treatment and when you can receive it. You receive the decision before you leave for the trip. You then apply for compensation once you have received the treatment.

Can I receive an advance decision?

Yes, if

  • you are insured for health care benefits in Sweden. (You are insured in Sweden
    if you live or work here or if Sweden is the authorised Member State for you. There
    are some exceptions to this rule.)
  • the treatment you are planning would have been covered by the social insurance scheme if you had
    received the care in Sweden
  • the care must be provided by qualified healthcare personnel.

How much compensation can I receive if I have an advance decision?

You can never receive more in compensation than what the same care would have cost in Sweden or than what
you paid. This means that if the care is more expensive in the country in which care is provided than what it is in
Sweden, you pay the difference yourself.

What can I be compensated for if I have an advance decision?

You can receive compensation for dental care, medication and both private and public dental treatment in another EEA country.

Can I receive compensation for travel, food and lodging, travel expenses for a travelling companion or the patient fee?

No, you cannot receive compensation for travel, food and lodging, travel expenses for a travelling companion or the patient fee you incurred if you were granted an advance decision.

How do I apply for an advance decision?

You apply for an advance decision on My pages (Mina sidor).

You must also send in a personal treatment plan indicating

  • which teeth are being treated
  • what treatment is being performed
  • what diagnoses (injuries) the treatment is based on
  • when and where the treatment will be provided along with the name of the medically responsible
    dentist.

If you are receiving treatment with an implant or are undergoing prosthetic dentistry, you must also submit x-rays, photos or study models. Examples of prosthetic dentistry include crown and bridge therapy.

Remember to apply in good time if you want an advance decision regarding the treatment.

If you cannot apply via My pages (Mina sidor), you can apply using the form.

5427A Ansökan om planerad tandvård i ett annat EU/ESS land. Använd den här blanketten om du inte ska bifoga röntgenbilder, foton eller modeller

5427B Ansökan om planerad tandvård i ett annat EU/ESS land. Använd den här blanketten om du ska bifoga röntgenbilder, foton eller modeller    

When will I receive my advance decision?

Our aim is for you to have your decision from Försäkringskassan within three months.

How do I apply for compensation after I received the treatment?

You apply for compensation on My pages (Mina sidor).

  • original copies of the invoice and receipts, which must provide specification of the prices of each procedure performed and the date each treatment was performed
  • records clearly indicating the date or a certificate from the dentist that
    states which teeth were treated and a detailed description of what was
    done
  • the diagnosis for the treated teeth, e.g. dental status, damage
    and tooth gaps
  • name and contact details of the dentist who performed the treatment


If you received an implant or underwent prosthetic dentistry, send in X-rays,
photos or study models. Examples of prosthetic dentistry include crown and bridge therapy.

If you do not have all of the information, you can obtain them from your dentist.

Send your documents to Försäkringskassans inläsningscentral 839 88 Östersund.

If you cannot apply via My pages (Mina sidor), you can apply using the form.

5428A Ansökan i efterhand för planerad tandvård i ett annat EES-land. Använd den här blanketten om du inte ska bifoga röntgenbilder, foton eller modellerpdf öppnas i nytt fönster 5428B Ansökan i efterhand för planerad tandvård i ett annat EES-land. Använd den här blanketten om du ska bifoga röntgenbilder, foton eller modeller     

When will I receive my decision?

Our aim is for you to have your decision from Försäkringskassan within no more than three
3 months of us receiving your application.

 

What is a retrospective application?

If you received planned dental care without having an advance decision, you can apply for compensation retrospectively.

Can I get compensation for planned dental care abroad?

Yes, if

  • you are insured for health care benefits in Sweden. (You are insured in Sweden
    if you live or work here or if Sweden is the authorised Member State for you. There
    are some exceptions to this rule.)
  • the treatment you are planning would have been covered by the social insurance scheme if you had
    received the care in Sweden
  • the care must be provided by qualified healthcare personnel.

What can I receive compensation for?

You can receive compensation for dental care, medication and both private and public
dental care in another EEA country.

How much compensation will I get?

You can never receive more in compensation than what the same care would have cost in Sweden or than what
you paid. This means that if the care is more expensive in the country in which care is provided than what it is in
Sweden, you pay the difference yourself.

How do I apply for compensation?

You apply for compensation on My pages (Mina sidor).

You must then also send in:

  • original copies of the invoice and receipts, which must provide specification of the prices of each procedure performed and the date each treatment was performed
  • records clearly indicating the date or a certificate from the dentist that
     states which teeth were treated and a detailed description of what was
     done
  • the diagnosis for the treated teeth, e.g. dental status, damage
    and tooth gaps
  • name and contact details of the dentist who performed the treatment

If you received an implant or underwent prosthetic dentistry, send in X-rays,
photos or study models. Examples of prosthetic dentistry include crown and bridge therapy.

If you do not have all of the information, you can obtain them from your dentist.

You can also submit an unpaid invoice to us, but you are responsible for ensuring it is paid on time and for paying any reminder fees.

If you cannot apply via My pages (Mina sidor), you can apply using the form.

5428A Ansökan i efterhand för planerad tandvård i ett annat EES-land. Använd den här blanketten om du inte ska bifoga röntgenbilder, foton eller modeller

5428B Ansökan i efterhand för planerad tandvård i ett annat EES-land. Använd den här blanketten om du ska bifoga röntgenbilder, foton eller modeller

When will I receive my decision?

Our aim is for you to have your decision from Försäkringskassan within three months.

 

National contact points

Each country has one or more national contact points that provide information on opportunities for treatment within the EU/EEA. The list of national contact points can be found here:

National contact points for cross-border healthcare (ec.europa.eu)PDF opens in a new window

Frequently asked questions

You can apply within ten years of the date you paid or should have paid the treatment cost. This rule went into effect on 1 January 2011. This means that you cannot apply for compensation for treatment costs that you paid or should have paid before this date.

Försäkringskassan kan inte ge information om enskilda vårdgivare utomlands men du kan vända dig till en nationell kontaktpunkt i ett annat EU/EES-land. Förteckningen över nationella kontaktpunkter hittar du här:

National contact points for cross-border healthcare (ec.europa.eu)pdf öppnas i nytt fönster

Den här informationen behöver ett recept innehålla:

  • patientens för- och efternamn (utskrivet) och födelsedatum
  • datum när receptet är utfärdat
  • läkarens för- och efternamn (utskrivet), yrkestitel, kontaktuppgifter, adress till arbetet (inklusive land) och namnteckning (handskriven eller elektronisk)
  • läkemedlets generiska namn (eftersom läkemedlet kan säljas under olika handelsnamn), läkemedelsform (tablett, lösning osv.), mängd, styrka och dosering.

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