Payment and partial payment
Free choice of treatment (formerly called free choice of hospital) means that you can choose the hospital or place of treatment yourself.
The right to free choice of treatment applies to:
- All planned examination, treatment or investigation within physical and mental health
- All public hospitals and district psychiatric centers owned by a regional health authority
In some cases, private hospitals, if an agreement has been entered into with the regional health authority
You can also read about choosing a treatment center at Groruddalsklinikken on the website of helsenorge and then search for Groruddalsklinikken: https://minhelse.helsenorge.no/velg-behandlingssted/behandlingssteder
The right does not apply to the choice of treatment level. You cannot choose to have an examination at a central hospital if the condition of the illness dictates that it should take place at a local hospital. You also cannot choose to be admitted to an inpatient unit if you have been referred to an outpatient clinic.