Health and medical care
In an emergency, call 112 (valid for the whole country) for the ambulance, fire brigade and police services and for poison information.
For non-critical emergencies, and general health advice, call 1177. They are open all day, everyday.
If you get sick or need healthcare
Do you have personnummer?
If you have a personnummer, you will be covered as any other person in Sweden, and can book an appointment and see a doctor at the clinic (vårdcentral) of your choice. People only seek out medical care if there is an issue, check-ups are not standard practice in Sweden.
You are here without a personnummer
You will need to pay out-of-pocket first and then seek reimbursement, either from your own insurance or Insurance for foreign visitors , which covers all visitors to KTH. Please note this insurance does not include check-ups or pre-existing conditions.
Register at the health centre of your choice
Once you have your personnummer, you need to register for the health centre (vårdcentral) of your choice. You can create an account on 1177 and do it there, or send in the forms directly to the centre of your choice, below:
- PDF Form for registering for a health clinic, adults
- PDF Form for registering for a health clinic, children
Costs for dental care for adults are out-of-pocket, except for a minimal general care benefit. Children's dental care is free. The only place that offers a type of dental insurance is Folktnadvården, the state-run dentist clinics. You can also call 1177 if you have a question about dental care.