Information for Patients 

Although public healthcare is universal in Norway, all the citizens are responsible for the annual deductible (average = 2040 Norwegian krone). All emergency room admission costs are covered immediately. Pregnant and/or nursing women & children aged 16 or younger are provided with free healthcare. People above 16 years of age need to pay for the treatments. Though health appointments are covered by the deductible, additional items and medical equipment are mostly paid for by the patient. Free treatment abroad is arranged if Norwegian doctors are unable to treat a patient. Patients that suffer from a permanent illness receive a tax deduction. (

Information for Health Care Professionals 

Doctors who want to practice in Norway must be registered and must hold a license or authorization. (
Languages of instruction for most medical related courses: Norwegian & English (
Popular fields of medicine include anesthesia, cardiology, general and internal medicine, gastroenterology, obstetrics, ophthalmology, radiology and surgery. (
There has been a shortage of physicians in Norway for the past five decades, mostly driven by an increasing demand for advanced specialized care. (

Information for Travelers 

Norway is gaining fame for exceptional diagnostic imaging (CT scans, MRI scans, ultrasound, X-rays, mammography and bone density measurements) at affordable prices. (
The CDC and WHO recommend the following vaccinations for Norway: hepatitis A, hepatitis B, rabies, meningitis, polio, measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), chickenpox, shingles, pneumonia and influenza. (
Common languages spoken in hospitals: Norwegian & English (

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