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Reimbursement of healthcare and medication costs

You are entitled to reimbursement for certain healthcare and medication costs.

Are you waiting for reimbursement of healthcare and medication costs?

Many staff members submit their applications for reimbursement of healthcare and medication costs at this time of year. For this reason, the processing time is longer than usual. We hope for your understanding on this matter. The HR Division is focused on granting your reimbursement as soon as possible.

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A condition for the reimbursement of healthcare and medication costs is that the costs are registered in the high-cost database and with a high-cost card, which occurs automatically if you are registered. If you are not registered, the pharmacy can assist you.

Medication covered by high-cost protection is categorised as subsidised (inom förmån) or non-subsidised, (egenavgift) and you receive a prescription specification for these purchases. You do not receive any reimbursement for over-the-counter medicines that you buy at the pharmacy. You are reimbursed for healthcare costs that are covered by high-cost protection.    

Right to reimbursement in case of authorised leave

In some cases, you can be entitled to reimbursement of healthcare costs even when on unsalaried leave. This applies during the first 30 days of the leave, during parental leave while parental benefit supplement is being paid out and during sick leave or leave with temporary parental benefit.

Dental, medical and psychological care

Costs incurred for medical care, dental care in the form of oral surgery and psychological treatment are reimbursed to a maximum of SEK 95 per treatment session. Medical care refers to examinations and treatment provided by doctors qualified to practise and to issue doctor’s certificates requested by the employer.

Oral surgery refers to treatment provided by a hospital or odontological faculty.

Psychological treatment refers to treatment provided by a registered psychiatrist, psychologist or psychotherapist, on referral from a doctor. 


Costs for physiotherapy are reimbursed by the employer to a maximum of SEK 55 per session.

Physiotherapy refers to treatment provided by a registered physiotherapist, on referral from a doctor. 

Hospital care

Costs for hospital care are reimbursed by the employer to a maximum of SEK 70 per day

How to apply for reimbursement

Applications for reimbursement are to be done in SSC Primula under the menu My Page – Compensations/Fees.

Guide: Registering an application for reimbursement of healthcare and medication costs in Primula (PDF 1 MB, new tab)

Original receipts/prescription specifications must show the date, amount paid, your name and the healthcare provider. Original receipts are to be sent together with an expense report to Human Resources, internal mailing code 31.

To send the receipts via regular mail, the address is:

Lunds universitet
Sektionen HR
Box 117
221 00 Lund
Label the envelope “For review”

You must request reimbursement for the costs of healthcare and medication at the latest two years after the date on which you incurred the expense. After that, your right to reimbursement for past expenses expires. Remember that the reimbursement is a taxable benefit.


Contact your line manager or your organisational unit’s HR/staff officer if you have any questions about your employment or your organisational unit’s procedures regarding HR/staff matters.

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