Health Security is an institution, which handles the assignments that were divided between the 11 sick benefit associations earlier. In addition to this, the institution also takes care of the administrative assignments concerning changes in medicine support system and aids that used to be assignments for the Social Security Service.
The main task for Health Security is to administer the law on public health security. Health Security administrates and settles financial support for the primary health services in the Faroe Islands, which includes consultations at general practitioner, medical help at specialists, financial support for support councils, supplements for dental treatments, physical therapy, psychologists, chiropractors and more. In addition to this, Health Security also cooperates with the Faroese Pharmacy Service concerning the medical supplement system.