Health services, Rauland

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

Emergency care unit in Tokke-Vinje (in Norwegian only). The emergency room is located at Vinje Medical centre on the ground floor, Vinjevegen 212, 3890 Vinje.

Medical assistance for international students in Rauland

International students may use GP services in the host municipality of Rauland/Vinje. Read more 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 Rauland/Vinje, 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 service

If you need follow-up for dealing with mental health problems or substance abuse that is not covered by the SSN's therapist services, you can contact your GP who will you refer you to a specialist. 

Course in mindfulness and stress management

Vinje municipality offers evening classes in mindfulness and stress management for students at USN Rauland. The course is based on Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). For more information and registration:
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +47 409 03 661

Mental Health Helpline 

24-hour phone: 116 123 

Do you need any other help?

Youth health clinic

At Åmot Health Clinic, everyone between 13 and 25 years of age can get counselling and contraception, pregnancy tests and emergency contraception, as well as tests for sexually transmitted diseases.
Opening hours: Monday at 15.00-16.00 (excluding school holidays)
Phone: +47 35 06 25 24. No appointments.
Outside of opening hours you can contact us on phone +47 906 53 031/917 19 034. The service is free of charge.

Dental services

Vinje dental clinic is the public dental service and is located in the 1st floor of Vinje Health Centre, Åmot. 19 and 20 year olds who live in Telemark county get a 25% discount on public rates for treatment.
Phone: +47 35 07 24 80

Rauland Dental Office is a private dental practice in Rauland.
Phone: +47 35 07 33 05

Wellbeing and exercise

There are several public activities for a healthy lifestyle in the area. See schedule on the municipality's website. Student season tickets for weight room / group training in Raulandshallen costs NOK 275. Cards can be paid for by VIPPS (to 108935) and can be picked up at the service centre in the municipality of Åmot, or from the instructor.