Health and social services in Norway

Here you will find short information and direction to other official pages giving information about health and social services in Norway. This may be relevant if you or someone in your family have a rare disorder.

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Health services in ​​Norway

Everyone living in Norway is entitled to essential medical and care services. The official health information webpage HelseNorge has more information about this in several languages, including English, Lituanian, Sami, Arabic and Polish.

Read about Healthcare in Norway 

Read about your rights to medical care

Read about your rights to a general practitioner/ family doctor

More information about essential medical and care services in Norway

Right to an interp​reter in the health services in Norway

You have the right to receive information about your health, illness and treatment in a language you understand.

    • As a patient with a limited knowledge of Norwegian, you are entitled to an interpreter in your preferred language.
    • You may have the right to an and benefit of using an interpreter even if you speak Norwegian on a daily basis. This especially applies with serious and chronic diseases, and with consultations on mental disorders.

Read more about using an interpreter in appointments with the health services in Norway

  • ​The information about right to interpreter is also available as a brochure in twenty different languages (Norwegian, Albanian, Amharic, Arabic, Bosnian, Englisch, Farsi, French, Chinese, Lituainian, North-sami, Polnish, Russian, Somali, Sorani, Spanisch, South-sami, Tagalog, Thai, Tigrinja, Turkisch, Vietnamese).

    Find the broch​ure in one of the 20 languages here

Social services i​n No​rway

The Norwegian welfare and social services "NAV", offer a range of services to people living in Norway.

Read about social services, benefits and pensions

What is TRS?

TRS is a national resource center for rare, congenital skeletal- and connective tissue disorders, Spina Bifida and limb deficiency. The users of the center are people affected by the disorders, their families, health personnel and other professionals working with this group. TRS is a part of the Norwegian National Resource Services on Rare Disorders (NKSD) and is located at Sunnaas Hospital in Nesodden, near Oslo, Norway.
Learn more about TRS
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Sist oppdatert 19.12.2022