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Where can I go to get emergency health care and how much it costs? Do I need certain documents?

You will always be welcome at the local hospital. Emergency services and transportation are free. Call 113 for an ambulance. Everyone (including persons without legal residence in Norway) staying in Norway is entitled to receive immediate assistance and healthcare which is absolutely necessary.

You have the right to the same health care as everyone in Norway, such as going to the doctor or hospital and receiving certain types of medication. The right to health care applies when you come to Norway and ask for protection (asylum).

You can get a GP. Meaning that you can go to the same doctor every time. To get a GP, you can call the GP phone, +47 810 59 500. How to get in touch with a doctor

  • Contact a doctor where you live if you need health care.
  • If you have an urgent need for medical help, you can contact the emergency room.
  • Call telephone number +47 116 117 to contact the nearest emergency room.
  • You can ask for help from the staff at the asylum reception to book an appointment.
Can I talk to a doctor in Ukrainian/Russian?

Almost all doctors speak Norwegian and English. Ukrainian-speaking and Russian-speaking doctors are not known.

Where can I go to fill my subscriptions or treat long-term conditions and how much it costs?

If you are already taking medication, your doctor can help you find the same or equivalent medication in Norway. Most medications can only be purchased if you have a prescription from a doctor. You cannot use a foreign prescription in Norway. You can buy some medications at a pharmacy without a prescription from a doctor.

A few medications can also be purchased at supermarkets. You must show identity documents and have a Norwegian D number in order to get medication at a pharmacy. You have to pay for the medication at the pharmacy. If you are entitled to benefits from the state (blue prescription), you will pay 39 per cent of what the medicine costs, up to a maximum of NOK 520. If you do not have enough money to pay for health services or medication, you must contact the social services (NAV). The municipality where you live, or the staff at a reception centre, can help you get in touch with the right authorities.

If you pay more than NOK 2,921 in user fees for medication and other health services, you will automatically receive an "exemption card" from the state. When you present an exemption card, you won't have to pay user fees for the rest of the calendar year.

Adults after visiting a doctor must pay a personal share, according to established tariffs. The amount usually ranges from 15 to 35 euros. However, it is worth noting that assistance is provided even if you are unable to pay for it. There is no need to pay for hospitalization.

Children under 16 do not need to pay for the services of a doctor, psychologist, physical therapist or X-ray. Services at the maternal and child health center and school medical services are free. All children have the right to check-ups and vaccinations at children's consultations and school health services.

I am pregnant, where can I get gynecology care?

For pregnant women and women giving birth, all healthcare is free of charge. Childbirth in hospitals is also free.

Pregnant women are entitled to healthcare before, during and after birth. You have the right to follow-up by a doctor or midwife, and the right to give birth in hospital.

Contact your local health centre or GP to receive follow-up and support during your pregnancy. You will be offered nine consultations with your midwife or GP, including an ultrasound in week 18.

If you are over the age of 35, you will also be offered free foetal diagnostics with early ultrasound, amniotic fluid test or placenta test. After the birth, you and your child will receive a follow-up at the local healthcare centre.

Talk to your doctor or midwife about who to contact and where and how to contact them when the birth starts. Always call the maternity ward and notify them when the birth is underway. The telephone number for the maternity ward can be found on the hospital's website.

Can I get vaccinated against Covid? Do I need certain documents?

All vaccination is voluntary in Norway. Everyone over the age of 15 will be offered a coronavirus vaccine after arrriving in Norway. For advice, you can call +47 810 59 500.

Can I benefit from public health care?

When you have received collective protection, you will have access to healthcare through public health services for a year (up to 3 years). When you have entered Norway and applied for any kind of protection, you have the same rights as Norwegian citizens to public healthcare. These rights are exercised upon arrival in Norway through health care services. You can ask for information at the reception centre where you stay or at the municipality office.

Do I need to register in order to obtain health coverage and if yes how?

As soon as you have registered/formalized your stay in Norway you can exercise these rights. You must be tested for tuberculosis in the first 2 weeks of your arrival in Norway. For advice, you can call +47 810 59 500.

What does public healthcare cover?

The right to public healthcare includes somatic and mental health care from municipal and specialist health services, including help for substance abuse problems.

You will also be granted access to free or subsidized prescription medicines. If subsidized, you will only have to pay a nominal fee.

As an asylum seeker or refugee, you should be offered a medical examination 3 months after your arrival in Norway. You are entitled to free assistance from an interpreter if required. You also have the right to be assigned a general practitioner (GP). Your municipality can help you find a GP where you live.

Emergency services and transportation are free. Call 113 for an ambulance.

Adults after visiting a doctor must pay a personal share, according to established tariffs. The amount usually ranges from 15 to 35 euros. However, it is worth noting that assistance is provided even if you are unable to pay for it. There is no need to pay for hospitalization.

Children under 16 do not need to pay for the services of a doctor, psychologist, physical therapist or X-ray. Services at the maternal and child health center and school medical services are free. All children have the right to check-ups and vaccinations at children's consultations and school health services.

Where can I go to get mental health support and how much it costs? Do I need certain documents?

Contact a doctor where you live.โ€ฏIn Norway, patients with mental health issues are equally prioritized as patients with other illnesses. Your GP can refer you to get the help you need.