I have applied for protection (asylum) or have already been granted protection (asylum)

Your rights

  • You are entitled to the same healthcare as everyone who lives in Norway, for example doctor's appointments, hospital treatment and some types of medicine. The right to healthcare applies from the day you arrive in Norway and ask for protection (asylum).
  • If you have been assigned a D-number, you can have a regular GP (fastlege). That means that you can visit the same doctor every time.
    • To be assigned a D-number, you or health personnel can phone Helsetjenestens veiledningssenter (the health service's guidance centre) at 800 43 573. It currently takes at least eight weeks to be assigned a D-number.
    • Once you have been given a D-number, you can call the Regular GP Line (Fastlegetelefonen) at 810 59 500.

How to contact a doctor

  • If you are in need of healthcare, contact a doctor in the place where you live.
  • If you need emergency healthcare, you can contact the emergency and accident department. Call 116 117 to get in touch with your nearest emergency and accident department.