Health services, Bø

If you become ill, there are several ways you can get help.

In the event of acute serious illness:

Call the emergency number

Number:  113

If you need urgent medical help

Contact the emergency care unit

Number: 116 117

Notodden inter-municipal emergency care unit.  (This site is in Norwegian, use the "translate"-button on the top of the page).


Medical assistance for international students in Bø

International students may use GP services in the host municipality of Bø (Midt-Telemark municipality). Read more about GP on Helsenorge.

How to get an appointment?

International students can get an appointment with the GP in one of three ways: 
1.    By contacting a GP in the city and asking for an appointment. 
2.    By contact the municipality of Bø, who will help you to find a GP who can offer a consultation. 
3.    If urgent medical attention is required: Contact the emergency care unit (116 117) or call 113 if it is critical.

Students from EU/EEA countries or Switzerland:

Students from an EU/EEA country or Switzerland are entitled to necessary medical attention at treatment locations associated with the public health service. Upon presentation of a European Health Insurance Card they will be charged the same amount as Norwegians pay for the same health service. 

Students from countries outside the EU/EEA:

Students from countries outside the EU/EEA are not entitled to coverage for costs of medical treatment from the Norwegian National Insurance scheme and are not entitled to get their medical expences compensated. Students in this category must pay the excess/fee when using GP services in accordance with the standard tariff for patients not covered by the National Insurance scheme for each appointment/consultation.

Additional services such as taking blood samples or other medical procedures/tests are not included in this example. Students from outside the EU/EEA must pay the full cost of GP visits and seek a refund from their private travel insurance policy.


Examples of GPs in the area:

Sauherad health centre

Number: +47 35 95 71 00 
Call and ask for an e-consultation with a GP. 

Bø health centre

Offers immediate help (emergency clinic).
Number: +47 35 05 91 00 (the telephone is manned from 09.30–11.00 and 13.00–15.00. Contact the emergency clinic from 15.30–08.00).


Mental health and alcohol/drug abuse:

Aktivitetssenteret AKS (activity centre) 

Number: +47 35 05 95 38

Alcoholics Anonymous

National telephone line: +47 911 77 770

DPS Seljord – Telemark Hospital Trust

Number: +47 35 00 35 00

Please note that you must have a referral from a GP, psychologist or private specialist in order to be examined/treated at DPS.

"Hjelp til hjelp" ("Help to help"), in Norwegian only

Overview of mental health services and courses in Bø.

Mental Helse Helpline (for mental health issues)

24-hour helpline: 116 123 


Do you need some other kind of help?

Health centre for young persons in Bø (up to 23 years of age)

Number: +47 35 05 93 50