Everyone who is registered in the National Registry as a resident in a Norwegian municipality is entitled to have a General Practitioner (GP; "fastlege" in Norwegian).
Persons who have D-numbers are not entitled to a GP, the only exceptions are the following groups, who are entitled to a GP:
- Asylum seekers with D-numbers, and their families
- NATO personnel with D-numbers and their families
A D-number is an identity number assigned to people who do not meet the criteria for a standard Norwegian national identification number.
Other persons with a D-number are not entitled to a GP, but are entitled necessary medical treatment. The municipality is responsible to providing this kind of healthcare.
If you move to another municipality within Norway and later move back to your original municipality within three years, you may be reassigned to your original GP if you register this move in the National Registry within 6 months.
If you are unsure whether you are entitled to a GP, call userservice (Veiledning helsenorge.no) at +47 23 32 70 00.