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Personal physician "fastlege"

There is a nominal charge for medical expenses in Norway (NOK 200–300 per visit).

Staying less than 6 months

If you are staying less than 6 months, you will not get a personal physician. However, you are still entitled to medical care.


For non-urgent medical help, please call to schedule an appointment at one of the following medical centers:

  • Øya legesenter: 72 54 38 60. Address: Mauritz Hansens gate 4, 7030 Trondheim.
  • Gløshaugen Medical Centre offers acute medical help to all students. They can also help if you are sick on the day of your exam.

Please note that Trondheim muncipality sometimes changes which medical centers that provide medical help to students without a personal physichian. In case of changes, please check the muncipality's web page (in Norwegian) and the chapter called «Har du ikke fastlege i Trondheim».

Gjøvik: Students without a personal physician can call the Casualty ward to set up an appointment: (+47) 61137000.


Staying more than 6 months

If you are staying more than 6 months you are entitled to a personal physician. You should register for a physician as soon as you have your national ID number. Do not wait until you get sick. 

  1. Choose an available physician:
  2. Register for the physician by calling: 800 43 573

Compulsory health check

Citizens of some countries must be tested for tuberculosis if staying more than three months in Norway.

The test is free and must be done within four weeks after your arrival in Norway. The Office of International Relations organizes group appointments for all students required to take the test. You will be notified by email. Students who cannot take part in this appointment, must book it themselves, which may take several weeks. 

Address: Vaksinasjonskontor, Erling Skakkes gt. 40, Leütenhaven entrance A/C. Phone: 72 54 08 50.

Health station/sexual health

Trondheim: Health Centre

Gjøvik: Health station

Ålesund: Moa helsehus


University Chaplains

The University Chaplains are there for you if you need someone to talk to. They are employed by The Church of Norway, but offer services to all students at NTNU.

NTNU's University Chaplains

More information about chaplains (in Norwegian)

Eating disorders

Contact The Eatingdisorder Association

Pregnant and don't know what to do?

Amathea – help for pregnant women, a free health service (in Norwegian).

Emergency clinic

Emergency clinic

Emergency clinic in Trondheim, Gjøvik and Ålesund: tel. 116117