For immediate care, but not for emergencies, there are first aid stations (legevakt) located in most communities. They to serve non-life threatening illness or injury.
Walk-In Emergency Medical Service (Legevakt)can be found in Oslo 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at:
Municipal Legevakt: Storgt. 40, 0182 Oslo. Tel: 22 11 80 80
Oslo University Hospital (Oslo universitetssykehus): health trust that operates three hospitals in Oslo-
Rikshospitalet (The National Hospital)- Sognsvannsveien 20, 0372 Oslo. Tel: +47 915 02770.
Ullev University Hospital- Ulleval, N-0407 Oslo. Tel: +4723016800.
Aker University Hospital- leveringsadresse: Trondheimsveien 235, 0586 Oslo. Tel: +02770
Private Medical Clinics often offer emergency walk-in services as well.Red Cross Klinikk- Fredrik Stangsgt. 11/13, 0264 Oslo. Tel:: 22 54 11 11.
Pharmacies are known as Apotek. One apotek is always open in each district. A schedule of opening hours can be obtained at any pharmacy or by calling directory assistance at Tel 180.
Jernbanetorvets Apotek - Jernbanetorget 4 B. Tel: 22 33 69 24. Open 24 hours a day.
Sagene Apotek - Grimstadgt. 21. Tel: 22 18 22 00.
Sfinxen Apotek - Bogstadvn. 51. Tel: 22 46 34 44. Open until 9:00 p.m. on week nights and until 8:00 p.m. on Sundays and holidays.
With so much to deal with before leaving your home country, (taxes, moving house, paperwork etc.) the careful planning of your expatriation to Oslo 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 Norway. So, before leaving, make sure you have appropriate cover!
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