Everybody has a right to emergency assistance within the Icelandic health care system

There are healthcare clinics all over the country and in all neighbourhoods in Greater Reykjavik. These provide all general healthcare services, and people usually go there first for illnesses or other health-related problems. 

Information on Accident & Emergency and general information on hospital admissions.

Information on where to turn to after traditional healthcare centres have closed in the evening and on weekends.

Heilsuvernd offers comprehensive healthcare services. The company’s website is in Icelandic, English and Polish.

Information on where to turn to if you suspect you might have a skin disease, STD or infectious disease.

General information on dentists and how to contact Tannlæknavaktin, the emergency care service of the Icelandic Dental Association.

Information on medical examinations for residence permits, what types of medical examinations are required and where they can be done.

Information on medical insurance both for nationals of EEA and EFTA countries and for nationals of other countries.

General information on medicines and pharmacies in Iceland.

Interpreting within the healthcare system

Patients who do not speak Icelandic are legally entitled to interpretation of information on their state of health, planned treatments and other possible remedies. 

If you need an interpreter, you should indicate this when you make an appointment with a doctor at a health clinic or hospital.

The clinic or hospital in question will decide whether or not it will pay for the interpreter’s services.

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