Health services, Vestfold

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
Horten emergency clinic (Horten Legevakt)

Student doctor in Horten

Doctor Ali Ahmad with Fastlegene Linden Park (GP´s in Linden Park) is available for students at USN Campus Vestfold/Bakkenteigen (the booking site is in Norwegian only).

Book appointment online or by phone: +47 33 04 47 60

It is not necessary to make Ali Ahmad your GP before booking an appointment with him, which can be practical if you are an international student and in Norway for just a short time. Regular rates applies to this offer, there is no student discount.

High medical expences? Remember to apply for health expence refund with SSN.


Medical assistance for international students in Vestfold

International students may use GP services in the host municipality of Horten. 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 contacting the municipality of Horten, who will help you to find a GP who can offer a consultation. 
3.    If urgent medical attention is required: Contact the emergency doctor 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.

Mental health in Vestfold

Urgent mental help 

Phone: +47 33 37 50 77 

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

Website in Norwegian with a list of mental health services and courses in Horten.

Nordre Vestfold DPS, Nøtterøy

Phone: +47 33 34 51 00

Søndre Vestfold DPS, Larvik and Sandefjord

Phone: +47 33 11 86 00

Please note that you must have a referral from a GP, psychologist or private practitioner for appointments and treatment at DPS.

Mental Health Helpline 

24-hour phone: 116 123