In the event of acute serious illness:
Call the emergency number
If you need urgent medical help
Contact the emergency care unit
Number: 116 117
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.
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.
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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