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When you need healthcare

To get healthcare as quickly as possible when you are sick or injured, it is important that you go to the right place. Hospitals, healthcare centres and the 1177 Care Guide have different approaches to make sure you get the help you need.

1177 Care Guide, by phone and online

1177 is the phone number for health care advice. It is open round the clock, all year round. You are always connected with a nurse who can discuss your symptoms and any treatment you may need. You can also get advice about where you should seek treatment. Find out more information here.

Phone number: 1177

If there is a life-threatening emergency, call 112 anywhere in Sweden.

Healthcare centres

If you are ill, you should first call your healthcare centre and make an appointment with a nurse or doctor. The healthcare centre will then give you a referral if you need specialist care with us at the hospital. If you become ill in the evening you can contact one of the after-hours clinics in Gothenburg. Find out more information here.

If you become seriously ill

Call 112 or go to an Accident & Emergency department.

Accident and Emergency at Sahlgrenska, Sahlgrenska Hospital
Here we help people over 16 in need of emergency care.
Address: Gröna stråket 4, 413 45 Göteborg
Map to A&E at Sahlgrenska

Accident and Emergency Östra, Östra hospital
We can take care of people over 16 in need of emergency care.
Address: Rondvägen 11, 416 85 Göteborg
Map to A&E at Östra

Accident and Emergency at Mölndal, Mölndal Hospital
Here we help people over 16 in need of emergency care or injured and are in need of orthopaedic care, such as a fracture or injury to a joint.
Address: Göteborgsvägen 33, 431 30 Mölndal
Map to A&E at Mölndal

Accident and Emergency for children, Queen Silvia Children's Hospital
We can take care of people under 16 in need of emergency care.
Address: Remissvägen 12, 416 85 Göteborg
Map to A&E for children

Emergency clinics with specialist care

Psychiatric emergency clinic Östra, Östra Hospital
Address: Journalvägen 5, 416 50 Göteborg
Map to A&E

Emergency clinic for pregnant women and recent births
Here we help women who are pregnant or have just given birth and who need emergency and specialised care. You will usually come to us through contact with your midwife clinic.
The emergency clinic is open Monday-Friday 8.00-21.00, Saturday and Sunday 8.00-1600. At other times there is emergency care at Department 314, which is one of our labour and delivery wards.
Address: Journalvägen 2, 416 50 Göteborg
Map to A&E

Emergency clinic gynaecology Sahlgrenska
Address:Blå stråket 6, 413 45 Göteborg
Map to A&E

Identity Papers & Health Insurance Documents

Should you require treatment at a public healthcare centre or at a hospital, please remember to bring your identity papers and health insurance documents with you. If you are an EU citizen you should bring your European Insurance Card or Certificate E111. These papers entitle you to emergency medical treatment at the same rates as Swedish residents.


Updated: 2020-10-15 11:14