Faroe Islands

Information for Patients 
Health care services are financed by the government and by contributions from all residents, through the National Health Insurance. Except for the contribution to the National Health Insurance, health care is generally free in Faroe Islands. However, exceptions apply to medicines, dental treatment and some other specialized treatments. All individuals residing in the Faroe Islands who have a Faroese ID-number are members of the National Health Insurance. There are three hospitals in the Faroe Islands.


Information for Health Care Professionals 
A special arrangement is in force regarding qualified doctors who wish to work in the Faroe Islands. This arrangement is laid down in an agreement between the Faroese Ministry of the Interior and the Danish Ministry of Refugee, Immigration and Integration Affairs. According to the agreement foreign trained doctors with an authorization to work in Denmark who also hold a written job offer in the Faroe Island can be granted a work and residence permit if requirements are otherwise met, e.g. employment conditions and wages. 


Information for Travelers 
Citizens of the Nordic countries, Great Britain and EU citizens who hold European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) have the right to health care on the same terms as Faroese citizens if they become suddenly ill or injured while staying temporarily in the Faroe Islands. Residents of other countries will need to acquire their own traveler's health insurance while staying on a short-term basis in the Faroe Islands. 

Ministry of Health: https://www.hmr.fo/en/


 

 

References:
https://www.hmr.fo/en/what-we-do/health-and-prevention/healthcare-in-the-faroe-islands/
https://www.immigration.fo/work-permits/doctors/
http://studyinfaroeislands.fo/life-in-the-faroes/health-care
https://old.visitfaroeislands.com/en/about-the-faroe-islands/important-facts-for-travelers/health-and-safety/
https://old.visitfaroeislands.com/en/about-the-faroe-islands/living-in-the-faroe-islands/
https://nyidanmark.dk/en-GB/Applying/The%20Faroe%20Islands%20and%20Greenland/Work%20on%20Faroe%20Islands/Work%20on%20the%20Faroe%20Islands%20-%20non%20EU