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Reimbursement for healthcare and medication costs

This page provides information about reimbursement for healthcare and medication costs.

New rules regarding reimbursement for medication costs in 2024

As of 1 January 2024, you can only apply for reimbursement for medication costs once per purchase year. The application must be registered no later than January of the following year. You must substantiate your costs with an extract from the high-cost database (retrieved from the Swedish eHealth Agency or via 

Reimbursement for medication costs purchased in 2022 and 2023

As of 1 April 2024, you can no longer apply for reimbursement for medicines purchased in 2022 and 2023. 

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The reimbursement is taxable

As an employee of Lund University, you are entitled to reimbursement for some healthcare and medication costs. The reimbursement depends on the kind of healthcare or medication the case relates to, and is taxable. 

You apply for reimbursement via Primula.

Which expenses can be reimbursed?

You can receive reimbursement for medicines and healthcare costs that are covered by high-cost protection. How much you are reimbursed depends on what your application relates to. The benefit is taxable, which means that a certain amount of tax will be deducted from the amount reimbursed. 

You can read more about what reimbursement the University offers below.

You can be reimbursed for some prescription medicines, provided that they are covered by high-cost protection. The amount that you apply for reimbursement of is the amount listed under “inom förmån/egenavgift” in the extract from the high-cost database (retrieved from the Swedish eHealth Agency or via

You must substantiate your costs with an extract from the high-cost database. 

Treatment by a doctor refers to examination and treatment by a licensed physician. You can be reimbursed a maximum of SEK 95 per visit.

Dental care refers to treatment carried out at a hospital or faculty of odontology. You can be reimbursed a maximum of SEK 95 per visit.

Treatment by a psychologist refers to treatment given, after a referral from a doctor, by a licensed psychiatrist, licensed psychologist or licensed psychotherapist. You can be reimbursed a maximum of SEK 95 per visit.

Physiotherapy refers to treatment given, after a referral from a doctor, by a licensed physiotherapist. You can be reimbursed a maximum of SEK 55 per visit.

Hospital treatment refers to inpatient treatment in hospital. Reimbursement is a maximum of SEK 70 per day of treatment.

How to apply for compensation

Apply for reimbursement for medicines or medical care in the following way:

  1. Log in to Primula and go to My page ⇒ Compensation/Fees ⇒ Healthcare and medicine.
  2. Choose the type of reimbursement and enter the payment date and amount. The amounts you can be reimbursed for is listed under under the categories above. Register one row per amount.
  3. Click on Calculate
  4. Attach the original receipt in digital format (attach a scanned – not photographed – original receipt, bank statement for direct debit payment and/or payment certificate from the health care provider) by clicking on the symbol for Messages/attachments (Medd/Car). Select the file and then click on the plus sign to add the file. If your treatment requires a referral in order to be eligible for reimbursement, please indicate this in the message field. 
  5. Submit your application and receipt by saving and clicking Submit.
  6. If you have a job funded by an EU project, you must also give your original paper receipt to the responsible administrator in your nearest HR function, who will ensure that the document is archived in the institution concerned for 17 years.
  7. You must be able to present your original receipt for three months after your application has been approved in Primula. 

If you apply for reimbursement of multiple visits of the same kind (e.g. two consultations with a doctor) with the exact same date, you will need to register these as two separate cases. Otherwise, you will only be reimbursed for one of the visits.

You will not receive confirmation that your application in Primula has been submitted. You will only receive a confirmation when your case has been processed.

Check your receipts and attachments

Please note that your receipts and attachments must be originals, and contain the following information:

  • Your name
  • The amount
  • The date of payment
  • What the payment relates to
  • Prescription specification, if your application relates to medication.

If you paid for the activity via an invoice, attach the invoice and a bank statement stating that the invoice has been paid.

It is important that all the information above is included on the receipt or other attachments in order for your reimbursement to be approved. Otherwise, you will need to request a new receipt from the care provider. Requests submitted with incomplete documentation will be rejected.


If you cannot find what you are looking for on this webpage, you can ask the HR Division a question via the case management system, which is reached via the page Find the right HR information and support on the HR website

Contact your line manager or the HR officer at your organisational unit if you have any questions concerning employment or your organisational unit’s procedures for HR/staff matters.

Primula support

In Primula Web you can carry out many tasks relating to your employment, including applying for annual leave, viewing your salary statements, reporting secondary employment and submitting a declaration of illness.

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SSC Portal

In the SSC Portal you can find information about operational disruptions and planned interruptions to services for upgrades, in Primula. 

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Call ext. 29 000, press 3. You need to identify yourself with BankID to receive answers to personal information that, for example, concerns your payslip. If you do not identify yourself, you will receive the answers to your questions in a case in the SSC Portal.

External call, from a personal telephone +46 (0)46 222 90 00, press 3)