Is an abortion free of charge?

Anyone living or staying in Norway has the right to an abortion, according to current regulations. An abortion is free of charge for anyone residing in Norway

You do not need a doctor’s referral to have an abortion. You can contact the hospital directly and schedule an appointment for an abortion. Norway has a free choice of provider system, which means that you can choose which hospital you wish to use.   

Anyone staying in Norway has the right to a self-determined abortion until the end of week 12 of the pregnancy. After week 12, you have the right to apply to a special medical assessment board to have the abortion approved.

Resident in Norway?
Abortion is free of charge if you are a resident of Norway.

Not a resident of Norway?
Those who are not residents of Norway but who are members of the Norwegian National Insurance Scheme, or covered by a mutual agreement with another country, will have the cost of the abortion covered by the Norwegian National Insurance Scheme. Others will have to pay for the abortion. However, the hospital cannot demand an advance payment. 

If you are unsure of whether you will have to pay for the procedure, please contact us and we can help you find out.

Do you need someone to talk to?
At Amathea, you will meet healthcare professionals with extensive experience in counselling after an abortion. We are a healthcare service, have a duty of confidentiality, and can help you in your situation and in making your decision. You may come alone or together with your partner or co-parent.

All of our services are free of charge. We offer sessions in Norwegian and English. We can also book interpreters for other languages. A session here lasts about an hour, and you can talk with us on video, by phone, or at one of our offices. You decide how many sessions you need, and we will schedule these together.