Information in English

Your general practice doctor (GP)

General practitioners, or GPs, are doctors who provide primary and continuing medical care for patients in the community.

Rights and health services

Everyone living in Norway is entitled to essential medical and care services.

Workers, pensioners and tourists

Find details regarding your health care rights as a worker, pensioner or tourist in Norway.

 

Choosing a treatment centre

​As a patient of the specialist health service, you have a right to choose your treatment centre.

EEA citizens seeking to receive healthcare in Norway

As an EEA citizen you have the right to receive healthcare within the specialist health service in Norway.

Exemption card for public health services

When you show the exemption card, you do not have to pay user fees for the remainder of the calendar year. Log in to view your user fees here.

Female genital mutilation

Female genital mutilation is a traditional practice linked to local customs and values.

Head lice

​Head lice can be treated by using a lice treatment, by combing or by cutting head hair shorter than 0.5cm.

Health and Social Services Ombudsman

Ombudsmen strive for a better quality of health services.

Health Centres and the School Health Service

The Health Centres and School Health Service are free services for all children and adolescents (aged 0-20), as well as pregnant women.

Health rights abroad

Do you live, work or plan to go abroad and may need medical treatment? Read more about your rights.

HIV infection

Information about HIV infection, what it means to test positive, rights and how to live with an HIV infection.

Mental health and children

Brochures about children and mental health available in English.

Online tools (in Norwegian)

Here is a brief description of services on helsenorge.no.

Out-of-hours medical service

All municipalities in Norway offer an out-of-hours medical service for immediate medical assistance 24 hours a day. Call til 6-digit-number 116 117.

The Keyhole

The Keyhole symbol shows that the food meets at least one of these requirements: more whole grain, less saturated fat, less sugar and less salt.

Traumatising events - advice

This may concern refugees or asylum seekers who have experienced war/armed conflict, or Norwegians who have experienced serious events.

Vaccination of children in Norway

All children living in Norway are offered vaccines through the children's vaccination programme.