Iceland has a strong healthcare system and everyone is entitled to emergency assistance. The emergency number 112 answers all calls due to emergencies and requests for assistance, 24 hours a day, all year round.


There are clinics all over the country and it is even possible to get services outside their normal opening hours. Doctors, nurses and other health professionals are well educated and the health situation in Iceland is generally good.


Everyone who has been domiciled in Iceland for six consecutive months is covered by health insurance. Icelandic Health Insurance determines whether citizens of EEA and EFTA countries are allowed to transfer their rights to Iceland.


Further information on health-related issues can be found below.


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There are healthcare clinics all over the country and in all districts of the capital area. All general health services are provided there and people should usually go there first due to illness or other health problems.


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Emergency rooms and accident wards are located at most health centers or hospitals and the service is provided throughout the year. The emergency number 112 answers all calls due to emergencies and requests for assistance and provides all emergency services, 24 hours a day, all year round.


Admission to hospital can only happen with the intervention of a doctor. However, in emergency cases, patients may go directly to a hospital. Ambulances transport injured and ill people who are unable to transport themselves.


More information about hospitals and admission here.

Information on where to go to if there is a suspicion of skin diseases, sexually transmitted diseases (STD’s) and infectious diseases can be found here.

General information on dentists and how you can contact the dental watch, the emergency watch of the Icelandic denstist association.


More about dental services here.

Information about a medical examination cause of a residence permit application, what kind of medical examination is required and where it takes place. More about this here.

Information on health insurance, for nationals of the EEA and EFTA States as well as for citizens outside of the EEA/EFTA regions. More here.

By law, the disabled are entitled to general services and assistance. They shall have equal rights and enjoy living standards comparable to other members of society. Disabled people have the right to education with appropriate support at all stages of education. They also have the right to guidance and assistance in finding suitable employment.


More information about the right of the disabled here.

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