The healthcare services in Norway are responsible for ensuring good communication between healthcare professionals and patients who have a limited knowledge of Norwegian. It is the healthcare service that is responsible for booking a qualified interpreter.
It can sometimes be difficult to know whether you need an interpreter. Healthcare professionals are responsible for assessing whether you need an interpreter but you can also let them know if you think you will need one. You can also call the health service and ask them to arrange an interpreter in your language.
You may be entitled to an interpreter even if you speak Norwegian on a daily basis.
A screen or phone interpreter can sometimes be a good alternative to having an interpreter present in the room.