It is the municipalities responsibility to organise general practitioner services, such as the primary doctor scheme, accident and emergency departments, physiotherapy, public health centers and school medical services, home nursing care, midwifery services and nursing homes or living arrangements for around-the-clock nursing and care.
For a complete list of the health services provided by Arendal municipality, please visit our webpage Health, care and social services (Google Translate)
Emergency medical service
- During office hours emergency service is provided by your own primary doctor.
- Out of office hours emergency medical service is provided at the Accident and Emergencies (Legevakten) which is located at Sørlandet Hospital.
- In case of an emergency call: 113
Read more about Accident and Emergencies (Google Translate)
General practitioner - the GP scheme (fastlege)
Helfo is in charge of the regular GP scheme. You will find information about the GP scheme on the Helfo website.
There is a national shortage of GPs. We have more information about this on our GP page. Se link below.
Read more about GPs in Arendal. (Google Translate)
Arendal public health center
Arendal public health center provides health care to children from 0 - 18 and midwife services during pregnancies. The health center also provides school medical services and a special health center for teenagers. It is located in the shopping center Amfi Arena, 3rd floor.
Arendal health centre 0 - 5 years. (Google Translate)
Health centre for young people (Google Translate)
The school health service
All schools have a school health service with a public health nurse.
Read more about the school health service (Google Translate)
Dental health care
Aust-Agder County Municipality provides free dental service to children and young people up to the age of 18, and to people with special needs.
Read more about dental health. (Google Translate)