If you fall ill or need medical advice during your stay in Sweden you should contact your local health centre (husläkarmottagning or vårdcentral). Each neighbourhood in Stockholm has at least one such health centre. Consult the Stockholm Healthcare Guide Hotline for more information:
These healthcare centres can also give you information about health check-ups for children or about parental care. Doctors there can also refer you to a specialist if necessary.
If you’re a student in need of medical advice you can get in touch with the Karolinska Institutet:
The local emergency ward – Närakut - provides immediate treatment for minor injuries and illnesses. It’s open daily from 8am to 10pm but you should call before going there.
City Akuten is located at Apelbergsgatan 48, Hötorget metro station, and provides semi-emergency medical treatment on weekdays. No appointment is required.
For a full list of clinics consult:
In the event of a major medical emergency dial 112 for an ambulance or for poisons information.
You can also visit one of the major hospitals directly:Karolinska University Hospital, Solna
Dental care is free in Sweden up to the age of 19 years of age. After this you have to pay part or the entire cost of dental care yourself.
With so much to deal with before leaving your home country, (taxes, moving house, paperwork etc.) the careful planning of your expatriation to Stockholm is an essential step. As far as healthcare is concerned, your local social security scheme won’t be accompanying you to your host country and, once abroad, you might be surprised by the care system you find in Sweden. So, before leaving, make sure you have appropriate cover!
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