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Dental And Ophthalmic Care In Sweden: How To Find The Right Options For You

The vast majority of your healthcare needs during your time in Sweden will be covered by the country's excellent public health system; but what about dental and optical care?    more ...

What Options Are Available For Chronically Ill Expats Living In Sweden?

The public health system in Sweden offers an exceptionally high level of care. The vast majority of appointments, treatments and prescriptions are subsidised by the state; and costs for doctors’ visits and prescriptions are capped by the government at 1,100 SEK and 2,200 SEK per year respectively. This means that those living with chronic illnesses in Sweden encounter lower barriers to care than they might in most other countries.    more ...

What Mental Healthcare Options Are Available In Sweden?

Sweden has an excellent public health system that will look after all of your physical healthcare needs. It is open to all legal residents, regardless of the length of your stay, although it can take a long time for your residency claim to be processed.    more ...

How To Keep Fit And Healthy In Sweden

When you make any large change to your lifestyle and routine, it can be very difficult to keep up your prior good habits. If you are moving to a new country and trying to settle in and get your paperwork sorted out all at the same time, then things like healthy nutrition and fitness regimes can go out of the window while you expend time, energy and stress on filling in forms and trying to figure out where to send them.    more ...

Maternity Care In Sweden: What The Options Are And How To Decide On A Birth Plan

Healthcare in Sweden is of a high standard throughout the country, and maternity care is no exception. The public health system is open to all residents, and any medical care you need — including childbirth — will be heavily subsidised by the state.    more ...

What Quality Of Healthcare Can You Expect In Sweden?

Sweden enjoys a high standard of healthcare for all residents, including expats. Unlike in many other countries, there are no restrictions on who is eligible for healthcare, except that you need to be resident in the country. You will be able to enjoy public healthcare regardless of your age, pre-existing medical conditions, employment status, or length of stay.    more ...

How To Keep Your Health Insurance Costs Low In Sweden

If you are moving to Sweden for more than three months, then you will be able to take advantage of their excellent public health system. However, in order to register for public healthcare you will need proof of residency and a personal ID number. Residency permits can take up to a year and a half to come through, although applying online can speed up the process slightly. In the meantime, many expats opt to take out private health insurance to m ...    more ...

How Much Do Health Procedures Cost In Sweden?

Sweden has an excellent public healthcare system, but you will still need to pay a small amount for visiting the doctor, picking up prescriptions, staying in hospital, or having any medical tests and procedures done.    more ...

How To Register With The Swedish Health System

Sweden has universal healthcare for all residents, whether they are locals or expats. The country has one of the best health systems in the world, although recently it has been criticised for the increasing wait times for non-urgent operations. If you move to Sweden, you will be eligible for healthcare subsidised by the state. You will still need to pay a token amount for your care, but this is very low and there are caps in place for things like ...    more ...

Why Moving To Sweden Will (Probably) Make You Healthier

Sweden is best known for its impressive architecture, great natural beauty and fresh, clean air. Largest of all Scandinavian nations, Sweden has gained repute for one other thing – health. Nordic countries like Sweden are known to be the healthiest countries in the world. Sweden has a low rate of health problems and life expectancy is one of the highest across the globe.

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Sweden has adopted dietary guidelines based on a hi ...    more ...

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