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Below, you can find some general information about public healthcare in Stockholm.

Important information about healthcare in Sweden

If you plan to study in Sweden for more than a year, you can apply for a Swedish social security number, regardless of citizenship. 

Read more about health insurance and medical care in Sweden

For students with a Swedish social security number and/or the European Health Insurance Card, the fee for medical care in public healthcare is 200 - 250 SEK. The high-cost protection for non-institutional healthcare ensures that the maximum fee per year is 1100 SEK.

For students without a Swedish social security number or the European Health Insurance Card: You may have to pay the full cost. Remember to keep all original receipts in order to make an insurance claim.

Information about where to turn for healthcare is provided by the Stockholm City Council. A first appointment with a doctor is easily available at the Local Health Centre (husläkarmottagning/ vårdcentral). You are free to make your choice among the health centres.

Some centres also offer services by psychologists, counsellors or dieticians.

Sesam City offers testing of suspected STIs and treatment. There is a walk-in reception if you have no symptoms, but wish to get tested. Contraception advice is also available. Dial +468-22 75 30, press 1 for walk-in reception, or press 2 to make an appointment. Sampling, care and treatment are subject to the Communicable Disease Control and are therefore free of charge.

Public health dentists on emergency duty are found at Folktandvården, Fleminggatan 48, metro station Fridhemsplan (green line). The cost for dental care is not included in the high-cost protection of public healthcare.