Health Security (Heilsutrygd) is a health security arrangement, which guarantees Faroese people free access to the general practitioner and specialist, provides support to necessary medicine and provides financial supplement, when you need to see the physical therapist, a psychologist and foot therapist amongst other.
The purpose with Health Security is to ensure a solidary public health security, which guarantees that all citizens are equal, when it comes to payment and services.
The public Health Security was arranged on January 1st 2010. Health Service took over from the old health insurance society, which was arranged in 11 health insurance societies around the country. The arrangement of the health security is based on the prior health insurance society, and one main concern is to at least preserve the same grant- and supplement foundation.