Health services, Drammen

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

Drammen Emergency room (Norwegian site).

Medical assistance for international students in Drammen

International students may use GP services in the host municipality of Drammen. 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 Drammen, 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.

Mental health in Drammen

Emergency mental healthcare

Phone: +47 948 17 041 
Email: [email protected] 

DPS Drammen             

Phone: +47 32 86 18 00
E mail: [email protected]

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

Hjelp til hjelp

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

Mental Health Helpline 

24-hour phone: 116 123


Nemus logoIf you need to go to a chiropractor, Helsepilotene Nemus Drammen offers student discount on their services. They have a short waiting list and you may get an appointment immediately.

Their chiropractors are "primary contacts" and have a five-year University degree, so they have the same referral rights to specialised health services as your GP. They can also give you up to 12 weeks sick leave. A chiropractor examines and treats musculoskeletal problems throughout the body.

Read more about the offer on Nemus Drammen´s website, or book an appointment online.

Student prices:

Initial consultation: NOK 650
Treatment: NOK 400
Pressure waves: NOK 550

Contact Helsepilotene Nemus Drammen:

+47 47 87 77 00 or [email protected]

 2nd floor in CC Drammen, Tomtegata 36, 3012 Drammen.

Are you a female student and alone with kids? Forandringshuset in Drammen offers  "Unique mothers".

LOgo Forandringshuset Drammen

  • Open house every Wednesday from 15.00-18.00
  • Free dinner from 15.30-16.30
  • Childcare/quiet area from 16.30-18.00
  • More information/registreration by text to Johanne: +47 997 03 420
  • Address: Øvre Torggate 12, Drammen

More information:

Instagram: @enestaendemodredrammen

Facebook: Forandringshuset Drammen

Due to the ongoing pandemic this activity is currently not available.