Moving to Norway – Healthcare

Expats moving to Norway will have access to one of the highest standards of healthcare in Europe. But it’s not free. You need to pay a fee after any visit. Beyond a specific limit, you will receive a “free card” (frikort) allowing free visits for that year.

Register yourself with the National Population Register (Foke-register). You will be assigned a GP (General Practitioner) within the Norwegian public system. As a resident, you can change to another GP yourself. However, you can only do this twice annually. If you want to see a specialist, you’ll need a referral from your GP. Waiting times are significant: from up to a few weeks to see a GP; it can take several months to see a specialist. You can, of course, opt to go privately, where, compared to UK and US standards, Norway has competitively priced diagnostic facilities and high-quality specialists available without a long waiting list.

Dentistry consists mainly of private practices.

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