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.

Health services and rights

What do I do if I get sick? Who do I contact if I need care for my child? These are some of the questions you can get answers to on this page.

Workers, pensioners and tourists

On these pages you can find details regarding your health care rights as a worker, pensioner or tourist in Norway.

 

Foreigners in NorwayForeigners in Norwayhttps://helsenorge.no/foreigners-in-norway15.02.2019 14:26:32015157aspx279126htmlFalseaspxFind more information about your health care rights as a worker, pensioner or tourist in Norway.Tema<img alt="" src="/SiteCollectionImages/pensjonister-pa-tur.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Foreigners in Norway
Pregnancy and maternity care in NorwayPregnancy and maternity care in Norwayhttps://helsenorge.no/other-languages/english/pregnancy-and-maternity-care15.02.2019 14:26:32016707aspx26959htmlFalseaspxAll pregnant women are entitled to maternity care from a midwife at a Maternity and Child Health Care Centre. The consultations are free of charge.Artikkel<img alt="Pregnant woman at the doctors." src="/SiteCollectionImages/Gravid%20kvinne%20hos%20fastlegen.jpg?RenditionID=3" width="576" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Pregnancy and maternity care in Norway
RightsRightshttps://helsenorge.no/other-languages/english/rights15.02.2019 14:26:32016715aspx27511htmlFalseaspxEveryone living in Norway is entitled to essential medical and care services. Tema<img alt="" src="/SiteCollectionImages/operasjonslege-pa-jobb-med-kollega.jpg?RenditionID=3" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Your rights
Poison information centrePoison information centrehttps://helsenorge.no/Giftinformasjon/the-norwegian-poison-information-centreThe Norwegian Poison Information Centre provide information about acute poisonings and give advice about treatment in cases of poisoning. We offer a 24 hours emergency service to the general public and to health care professionals. 15.02.2019 14:26:32015768aspx16608htmlFalseaspxThe Norwegian Poison Information Centre provide information about acute poisonings and give advice about treatment in cases of poisoning. Tema<img alt="" src="/SiteCollectionImages/amanita-muscaria-var-muscaria-foto-per-marstad.png" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />The Norwegian Poison Information Centre
Exemption card for public health servicesExemption card for public health serviceshttps://helsenorge.no/foreigners-in-norway/exemption-card-for-public-health-services15.02.2019 14:26:32015934aspx13656htmlFalseaspxWhen 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.Artikkel<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/HELFO/Helfo-Frikort%20for%20helsetjenester-lege%20og%20pasient.JPG?RenditionID=3" width="576" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Exemption card for public health services
Vaccination of childrenVaccination of childrenhttps://helsenorge.no/vaksiner/vaccination-of-children15.02.2019 14:26:32015321aspx14010htmlFalseaspxAll children living in Norway are offered vaccines through the children's vaccination programme.Artikkel<img alt="Smiling child" src="/SiteCollectionImages/smilende-barn.jpg?RenditionID=3" width="576" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Vaccination of children in Norway
Health rights abroadHealth rights abroadhttps://helsenorge.no/health-rights-abroad15.02.2019 14:26:32015743aspx12113htmlFalseaspxDo you live, work or plan to go abroad and may need medical treatment? Read more about your rights.TemaHealth rights abroad
Choosing a treatment centreChoosing a treatment centrehttps://helsenorge.no/other-languages/english/rights/choosing-a-treatment-centre15.02.2019 14:26:32017141aspx11072htmlFalseaspx​As a patient of the specialist health service, you have a right to choose your treatment centre.Informasjon<img alt="Choose a treatment center" src="/SiteCollectionImages/Velg%20behandlingssted%20-%20pasientradgiver,%20stor.jpg?RenditionID=3" width="548" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Choosing a treatment centre
Out-of-hours medical serviceOut-of-hours medical servicehttps://helsenorge.no/other-languages/english/out-of-hours-medical-service15.02.2019 14:26:32016714aspx6481htmlFalseaspxAll 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. Artikkel<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/IMG_8881_1RebeccaRavneberg.jpg?RenditionID=3" width="576" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Out-of-hours medical service
Female genital mutilationFemale genital mutilationhttps://helsenorge.no/sykdom/underliv/female-genital-mutilation15.02.2019 14:26:32016155aspx3386htmlFalseaspxFemale genital mutilation is a traditional practice linked to local customs and values.SykdomFemale genital mutilation
Pregnancy week by weekPregnancy week by weekhttps://helsenorge.no/other-languages/english/pregnancy-week-by-week15.02.2019 14:26:32016708aspx9333htmlFalseaspxAre you pregnant? Here are some advice for the first, second and third trimester of your pregnancy.Tema<img alt="Pregnancy by week and months" src="/SiteCollectionImages/Gravid%20uke%20for%20uke.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Pregnancy week by week
EEA citizens seeking to receive healthcare in NorwayEEA citizens seeking to receive healthcare in Norwayhttps://helsenorge.no/foreigners-in-norway/eea-citizens-seeking-to-receive-healthcare-in-norway15.02.2019 14:26:32015939aspx8005htmlFalseaspxAs an EEA citizen you have the right to receive healthcare within the specialist health service in Norway. Artikkel<img alt="" src="/PublishingImages/HELFO/Helfo-nov14-331.JPG?RenditionID=3" width="576" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />EEA citizens seeking to receive healthcare in Norway
Health and services ombudsmanHealth and services ombudsmanhttps://helsenorge.no/pasient-og-brukerombudet/health-and-services-ombudsman15.02.2019 14:26:32015347aspx12056htmlFalseaspxOmbudsmen strive for a better quality of health services. Artikkel<img alt="" src="/SiteCollectionImages/pasient-%20og%20brukerombudet/pobo-english.jpg?RenditionID=3" width="576" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />About the Health and Social Services Ombudsman
Keyhole for healthy foodKeyhole for healthy foodhttps://helsenorge.no/other-languages/english/keyhole-healthy-food15.02.2019 14:26:32016849aspx46799htmlFalseaspxThe Keyhole symbol shows that the food meets at least one of these requirements: more whole grain, less saturated fat, less sugar and less salt.Artikkel<img alt="The Keyhole symbol is used on food products to show healthy variation." src="/SiteCollectionImages/keyhole%20label.png?RenditionID=3" width="576" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />The Keyhole
Health Centres and the School Health ServiceHealth Centres and the School Health Servicehttps://helsenorge.no/other-languages/english/health-centres-and-the-school-health-service15.02.2019 14:26:32016712aspx2691htmlFalseaspxThe Health Centres and School Health Service are free services for all children and adolescents (aged 0-20), as well as pregnant women. Artikkel<img alt="" src="/SiteCollectionImages/Helsestasjon_og_skolehelsetjeneste.jpg?RenditionID=3" width="576" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Health Centres and the School Health Service
Pregnancy and alcoholPregnancy and alcoholhttps://helsenorge.no/other-languages/english/alcohol-and-pregnancy15.02.2019 14:26:32016850aspx2181htmlFalseaspxGive your child the best start possible. Don’t drink alcohol during pregnancy.Artikkel<img alt="Pregnant who don't drink" src="/SiteCollectionImages/gravidsomikkedrikker.jpg?RenditionID=3" width="576" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Alcohol and pregnancy
HIV infectionHIV infectionhttps://helsenorge.no/other-languages/english/hiv-information15.02.2019 14:26:32016848aspx5242htmlFalseaspxInformation about HIV infection, what it means to test positive, rights and how to live with an HIV infection. Tema<img alt="" src="/SiteCollectionImages/mann%20som%20smiler%20og%20ser%20bort.jpg" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />HIV infection
Head liceHead licehttps://helsenorge.no/other-languages/english/head-lice15.02.2019 14:26:32016847aspx1790htmlFalseaspx​Head lice can be treated by using a lice treatment, by combing or by cutting head hair shorter than 0.5cm. ArtikkelHead lice
Traumatising events - advice for those previously exposedTraumatising events - advice for those previously exposedhttps://helsenorge.no/other-languages/english/traumatising-events15.02.2019 14:26:32016709aspx1349htmlFalseaspxThis may concern refugees or asylum seekers who have experienced war/armed conflict, or Norwegians who have experienced serious events.Sykdom<img alt="Mann sitter på benk" src="/SiteCollectionImages/mann%20sitter%20pa%20benk.jpg?RenditionID=3" width="576" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Traumatising events - advice
Mental health and childrenMental health and childrenhttps://helsenorge.no/other-languages/english/health-and-fitness15.02.2019 14:26:32016711aspx1319htmlFalseaspxBrochures about children and mental health available in English.Artikkel<img alt="Good health and fitness is important for your well-being." src="/SiteCollectionImages/mann%20pa%20fjelltur.jpg?RenditionID=3" width="576" style="BORDER:0px solid;" />Mental health and children