Healthcare for persons without legal residence in Norway
Everyone staying in Norway is entitled to receive immediate assistance and healthcare which is absolutely necessary and cannot wait.
Children's rights to health services
All children up to the age of 18 have the same rights to health and care services as other children in Norway, but they do not have the right to be registered with a general practitioner.
Pregnant women’s rights to health services
Pregnant women have full rights to maternity care and care in connection with abortions.
Adults’ rights to health services
Persons over the age of 18 who do not have legal residence are entitled to receive immediate assistance and healthcare which is absolutely necessary and cannot wait. You will have to pay for the healthcare, but advance payment cannot be a condition for you to receive care.
Healthcare rights for persons without legal residence
Right to care regarding infection protection
Everyone is entitled to receive care regarding infection protection in accordance with Section 6.1 of the Act relating to the control of communicable diseases.
Medical care to prevent infection from communicable diseases which present a public health risk is free for all persons staying in Norway. You will be entitled to:
- treatment if you have an infectious disease which could endanger public health
- vaccination if you are at risk of being infected with an infectious disease which could endanger public health
List of infectious diseases which could endanger public health (fhi.no, in Norwegian)
Healthcare under COVID-19
Everyone in Norway is entitled to a free COVID-19 test and healthcare if they have COVID-19.
Other languages: Healthcare under COVID-19
Your right to an interpreter
Patients not fluent in Norwegian are entitled to an interpreter.
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