Medical healthcare

In an emergency - dial 112

112 is the public emergency phone number in Sweden. One call will put you in touch with all the emergency services, but you should only call 112 if you are in an emergency situation and need immediate help.

Need to see a doctor?

It’s not easy to know how to find a doctor in a new country. In Sweden you can register at a local health centre called "Vårdcentral". Depending on what kind of student you are, the way to seek medical care can differ.

Medical advice by phone

Health care advice 24 hours a day, 365 days a year – call 1177.

The website

Medical care

How to seek medical care, such as a medical centre, medical advice by telephone, hospitals and contraceptives.

How to seek medical care

Care for foreign students, here you'll find information about emergency / necessary care, dental care, patient fees and how to become registered in Sweden. 

Care for foreign students - rights and fees

Akademihälsan - the student health center

You can also contact Akademihälsan, the student health center for advice on where to go for treatment. They also offer psychiatrists, if you need someone to talk to about your situation.


European Health Insurance Card

The card gives you access to medically necessary, state-provided healthcare during a temporary stay in an EU country, including Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland, under the same conditions and at the same cost as people insured in that country. Please note, the European Health Insurance Card is not an alternative to travel insurance.

App about the European Health Insurance Card

A guide on how to use the European Health Insurance Card including general information, emergency phone numbers, covered treatments and costs, how to claim reimbursement etc., in 25 languages.

European Health Insurance Card

Published: Thu 25 Apr 2019.