Below, you can find some general information about public healthcare in Stockholm.
If you have questions regarding Covid-19, please contact the public health service on 1177.se or tel. 1177.
For information concerning the universities and institutions that Stockholm Student Health Services collaborates with, please see the relevant university's/institution's own website.
How to book a PCR test
For students with Swedish personal identity number and Bank ID: General instructions in English on how to book tests are available on the English webpages of 1177. Scroll down on the page to the title "Testing for those who are ill".
For students without Swedish personal identity number and Bank ID: you should contact the nearest health care clinic (Vårdcentral) and arrange for a test. Use this link that leads directly to a search page for health care clinics in the Stockholm region. Your nearest health care clinic can be found by using the map function on the page.
These tests are freee of charge if you live, work or stay in Stockholm County.
Important information about healthcare in Sweden
If you plan to study in Sweden for more than a year, you can apply for a Swedish personal identity number, regardless of citizenship.
For students with a Swedish personal identity 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 personal identity 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.
Different types of insurance are offered to students at Stockholm University, for more information please see: Insurance
General practitioners/Health centres
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.
Sexual health check-ups
Stockholm´s reception for sexual health 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.
Dental emergency ward
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.
Last updated: March 19, 2021