Should you become ill
Help from an interpreter
If you have difficulty in understanding and speaking Swedish, you may request the help of an interpreter via the local Health Authorities. By law, all discussions are confidential and may not be relayed further without your consent.
You may contact “Sjukvårdsupplysningen” 24 hours-a-day, 7 days a week.
Here you will find registered nurses who can give you medical advice, answer your questions on self-care and provide you with information as to what to do should your condition require medical treatment.
In case of poisoning
For questions concerning poisoning, ring “Giftinformationscentralen”
Telephone: 010-456 6700
Answering Hours: 24 hours-a-day
Web site: http://www.giftinformationscentralen.se/
Should you become very ill or seriously injured …
If you suddenly become very ill or are seriously injured, you should make your way to the Casualty ward at your nearest hospital. “Casualty” receives patients 24 hours a day.
The Sahlgrenska University Hospital has 4 casualty wards:
• Mölndals sjukhus, Göteborgsvägen 31, Mölndal
• Sahlgrenska sjukhuset, Gröna Stråket 4, Göteborg
• Östra sjukhuset, Smörslottsgatan 1, Göteborg
• Drottning Silvias paediatric and youth hospital, Smörslottsgatan 1, Göteborg (children and youths up to the age of 16)
The casualty ward may be reached through the hospital’s central switchboard.
Telephone: 031-342 10 00
Should you require an ambulance – call 112
If you are unable to get yourself to a hospital, either by yourself or with someone else’s help, call the emergency number 112,
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.