Healthcare in Norway

Below, you will find basic information about how the health service works in Norway, and who you should contact when. The information is written and quality-assured by the public health authorities in Norway.

Do you need healthcare?

Are you going to a hospital or to see a specialist?

Paying for healthcare

Work and illness

In Norway, we have a number of support schemes which will provide you with an income if you are unable to work due to illness or injury.  

You can also receive support if you need care, have additional medical expenses or need assistive devices and adaptations. 

What you are entitled to depends on your situation. You will find more information about which financial support you may be entitled to based on your situation, on NAV's website: Helse og sykdom (nav.no).

Pregnancy, contraception and abortion

Children and adolescents

Mental health

Are you next of kin?

When a family member has a serious or long-term illness, it can make all the difference to you what kind of help they receive. However, it is also important how you feel as next of kin. It is important that you seek advice and support before the problems become too big.

How the health service works in Norway

Log in to Helsenorge

There is a lot you can do to follow up your own health online. Log in to Helsenorge to find out about the services and options that are available to you.

Content provided by The Norwegian Directorate of Health, Helfo, Patient travel in Norway, Norsk Helsenett

The Norwegian Directorate of Health, Helfo, Patient travel in Norway, Norsk Helsenett. Healthcare in Norway. [Internet]. Oslo: The Norwegian Directorate of Health; updated Tuesday, October 3, 2023 [retrieved Saturday, July 20, 2024]. Available from: https://www.helsenorge.no/en/healthcare/

Last updated Tuesday, October 3, 2023