Health services, Porsgrunn

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

Porsgrunn inter-municipality emergency care unit (located by Porsgrunn Hospital, Aallsgate 41, 3922 Porsgrunn).

Medical assistance for international students in Porsgrunn

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


Korvetten Dental Clinic in Brevik offers students 10% discount on their services. 
Phone: +47 35 57 02 32

Mental health in Porsgrunn

Mental help, Porsgrunn municipality

Phone: +47 35 54 74 79 

DPS Nedre Telemark

Phone: +47 35 00 28 00 

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 Porsgrunn.

Mental Health Helpline 

24-hour phone: 116 123 

Do you need any other help?

Youth health clinic, Porsgrunn (up to 25 years)

Phone: +47 35 54 73 45

Youth health clinic, Skien (up to 23 years)

Phone: +47 35 58 15 02