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A permanent doctor scheme entitles all those registered with the National Population Registry in Oslo to a dedicated general practitioner The Norwegian Labour and Welfare Organization can be approached to find out which doctor you are registered with, or when you would like to change to another general practitioner. The name of the regular general practitioner assigned to you is printed on the letter you receive from the Social Security Scheme. The NAV Social Security office can be contacted at 810 59500

The GP's user fee is NOK 130 for a day appointment and NOK 220 for an evening appointment. For more information, refer to this page.

A doctor-on-call service (legevakten) at Storgata 40, Ryen and Linderud is available in case of an emergency or when your general practitioner cannot be accessed.

The number to be dialed in case of medical emergencies is 113.

Oslo's emergency ward centres are open from 4PM to 10:30 PM on weekdays, 10 AM to 10:30 PM on weekends and holidays. The centres have at least one doctor on call and assistant staff in attendance. Psychiatric help is also available at the emergency ward.

In case of accidents, the emergency ward at Storgata 40 is open 24x7 and can be called at 22 93 22 93

Patients admitted to hospital and covered by the National Insurance Scheme do not have to bear hospital charges, or pay for the medication. Treatment is also free for expectant mothers, children below 12 years, and those in need of psychological help. Dental treatment is free for children below 18 years

If you intend to stay in Norway for a brief period and are not registered with the National Registry (folkeregister), you can contact the local municipal service office or look up the Yellow Pages to locate a doctor.


The Aker University Hospital is Oslo's premier hospital serving its northern neighbourhoods and Ski, Oppegard, Nesodden, Frogn, As and Vestby. The hospital includes a psychiatric wing, the Gaustad Hospital.

The Norwegian Radium Hospital is dedicated to cancer treatment and research, and part of the Rikshospitalet complex which offers specialized treatment or atypical and complex ailments.

The Ulleval University Hospital is the largest specialty hospital in Norway running in-house training courses for its doctors and support staff.

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