In the event of an emergency call 112. This number goes straight to the ambulance, police and rescue services. You get to talk with an emergency operator who will ask what has happened and where you are.
The healthcare hotline, 1177 Vårdguiden, offers free round-the-clock service for information and advice concerning medical issues. You reach them by dialling 1177.
1177 Vårdguiden website
There are several primary health care centres and hospitals with emergency wards in the Örebro region.
Medical treatment is expensive in Sweden if you are not insured. You can read more about what applies and what you need to consider in terms of medical insurance on the EURAXESS Sweden website. Remember that those family members who might have accompanied you should also be insured.
Health and medical care on the EURAXESS Sweden website
Health insurance on the EURAXESS Sweden website
Healthcare at the university
When work-related problems occur the occupational health services, the Campus Health Centre, is available at the university.
Non-prescription drugs are available at pharmacies as well as at certain supermarkets, grocery stores and petrol stations. You will need a prescription for stronger medicines and antibiotics. These are available only at pharmacies.
In Örebro you can either consult the national dentist health service, Folktandvården, which is a part of Region Örebro County, or a private dentist. The cost for dental care is partly reduced if you are registered in the Swedish social insurance system.