Stockholm Student Health Services

Stockholm Student Health Services complements the public healthcare available to residents in Sweden.


For whom?

Stockholm University students, as well as students from a few other universities, are welcome to contact Stockholm Student Health Services.

The Stockholm Student Health Services provides nurse, therapist and counsellor services. Contact the nurse’s office to book a health consultation. If you are dealing with personal or emotional issues, an appointment with a therapist may be helpful, where you have the possibility to book a single or several appointments. You are also welcome to contact the student counsellor if you require support in other matters.

Please note that our therapists and counsellors are now fully booked and therefore unable to accept any more first-time visits this term. However, you can still contact them for help and advice during phone hours. Booking of first-time visits will re-open on 13 January.

All visits are free of charge.

To be in good physical health makes it easier for you to succeed with your studies. The nurses at the Stockholm Student Health Services can offer you support and guidance regarding your health.

Common questions from students are of physical symptoms, stress or sleep issues. Additionally, international students may want to learn more about the Swedish healthcare system. Also note that all personal information communicated to the nurses will remain confidential.

Health consultation

The nurse will look through different aspects of your lifestyle and how they are connected to your general health. During your 45-minute appointment, you will find strategies on how to improve your well-being together with the nurse. 

To book an appointment, call the nurse’s office at +468-674 77 05 or +468-674 76 92.

All questions are welcome, but should you need treatment due to illness or injury, call 1177 for advice (available 24/7). In case of emergency, dial 112.

Other healthcare services

Stockholm county council provides healthcare services, such as emergency treatment, psychiatric care and sexual health counselling

A therapist can help you address personal or emotional issues which may have an impact on your life as a student.

If you need support

You are welcome to talk about any issues you may have, regardless if it is related to your studies or not. For example, you may need support with a long-standing problem or concern, or you may struggle finding proper support during your stay in Stockholm. You may also face more recent difficulties you have experienced since coming here to study – perhaps you are struggling to form relationships or to cope with academic expectations.

Booking an appointment with a therapist

Whatever your situation as an international student in Stockholm, you are welcome to call to book an appointment with one of the student therapists. It is possible to book either a single consultation or a series of appointments, depending on your need.

All appointments are free of charge.

Please note that our therapists and counsellors are now fully booked and therefore unable to accept any more first-time visits this term. However, you can still contact them for help and advice during phone hours. Booking of first-time visits will re-open on 13 January.

Contact

Contact hours: Mondays 14.00–15.00 and Thursdays 10.00–11.00
Please note that we are closed on the following dates: 21 Nov and 2 Dec
Telephone: +468 - 674 77 00

Please note that the therapist’s office is frequently contacted by students. If the line is busy, try calling again a little later during contact hours. Please also note that either a therapist or a counsellor may answer the phone during telehone hours.

Sometimes, it can be helpful talking to an independent person about your concerns and life situation. Would you feel this need, you have the possibility to book an appointment with a student counsellor at Stockholm Student Health Services.

Psychosocial consultation

Together with a counsellor, you can take a look at your current situation, needs and how the Stockholm Student Health Services can help you. It may be a single consultation or a shorter series of appointments.

You may contact the counsellor regarding various life struggles, related to your studies or not. Perhaps you are worried about your alcohol or drug use, or you may need guidance on your social rights and support.

Please note that our therapists and counsellors are now fully booked and therefore unable to accept any more first-time visits this term. However, you can still contact them for help and advice during phone hours. Booking of first-time visits will re-open on 13 January.

Contact

Contact hours: Mondays 14.00–15.00 and Thursdays 10.00–11.00
Please note that we are closed on the following dates: 21 Nov and 2 Dec
Telephone: +468 - 674 77 00

Apart from one-on-one counselling, there are also workshops, group sessions and courses available on occasion. For more information on this, contact the student counsellor’s office. Please also note that either a therapist or a counsellor may answer the phone during telehone hours.

The Stockholm Student Health Service complements the public healthcare available to residents in Sweden. You will meet professionals working with medical and psychological consultation. With us, you can discuss any health-related problem you may have.

The Stockholm Student Health Services is part of the student services offered by Stockholm University. Apart from offering services to students of Stockholm University, the following institutions may also benefit:

Within the Swedish healthcare system, confidentiality and patients' integrity are considered as very important.

Confidentiality of healthcare professionals

Within the Swedish healthcare system, all healthcare employees and professionals are bound by professional secrecy. No information can be released or shared without the patient's consent. This applies to the person's personal information, condition or treatment.

The professional secrecy obligation is regulated by the Public Access to Information and Secrecy Act.

Personal data

Your personal data (name, date of birth or social security number, address and telephone number) will be registered at the Stockholm Student Health Services. An electronic medical record will be kept, where notes about your visits at the clinic will be saved, containing background information of your symptoms as well as actions taken. No one outside the Stockholm Student Health Services is granted access to this information.

Patients' integrity

Issues concerning patients' integrity are considered as very important within Swedish healthcare. There are laws regulating authorisation to patient data. Generally, only healthcare professionals who treat the same patient are permitted to share information regarding the patient's condition or personal situation.