Note: Residents of the other Nordic countries (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway) need only show a valid national ID card to prove eligibility for public healthcare in Sweden.
1177 is the national service for healthcare advice online and by phone, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Nurses at 1177 will answer your questions, determine the need for further care, provide advice and/or recommend other healthcare assistance. 1177 offers service in English.
Website: www.1177.se information available in several languages
The European Health Insurance Card entitles you to treatment at any public healthcare facility.
Private healthcare is in general not covered by the card but some private practitioners are affiliated to the public insurance scheme and accept the European Health Insurance Card. Before you visit a doctor or hospital, make sure that they accept the card in order to avoid unexpected costs.
Most dentists can provide treatment under the public healthcare scheme.
There is no reimbursement system in Sweden. With your European Health Insurance Card you should only be charged the standard patient fee, which is not refundable.
If you have had to pay for care, contact your national health insurance provider once you return home to seek reimbursement.