We have collected important information on how you can achieve the best and cheapest healthcare as a student.

Health insurance

Students who incur significant health and dental expenses during their studies who are not covered by the government can apply for financial support from Studentinord. Support can be given if you need a dentist, physiotherapist and vision test / spectacle lenses et cetera.

Health centre for all students

Health center for students is open every Wednesday from 11:00 – 16:00 in the advisory service premises at Mørkved. Nurses are available from 11:00 and a doctor is present from 14:00.

Guidance is given on sexuality, contraception, abortion and STDs. They are offering examinations and testing as well as a free prescription for oral contraceptives.

The offer is free. No time order, only drop-in.

General practitioner in Bodø

Most students do not have their own general practitioner here in Bodø. If you change your GP during your studies (up to 3 years), you have the right to get back the original GP you had at your place of residence after you have finished your studies. As a student in Bodø you should get a GP in the municipality. You can do this by going to HELFO. In the menu, select find or change the GP here. It is also possible to call the GP’s office at tel. 810 59 500.

If you happen to need a doctor quickly and do not have a regular GP in the municipality, you can call Bodø Municipality’s daily preparedness on telephone 755 57 000. If you need a doctor in the afternoon or night, call the emergency room on the same number.

In the case of life-threatening condition, call the emergency emergency phone at 113.

Health centre for youth

Bodø municipality also has a health center for youth up to 21 years. Here you can meet the health nurse, physiotherapist, doctor and out-of-office contact. The offer is free.

Location: Sjøgata 15, 2. floor.

Open every tuesday from kl. 16.00 – 19.00. Tel. 75 55 54 57.


If you have high costs when  it comes to dental treatment, you can apply for a health insurance fund as mentioned above. The dental clinics in Bodø offer student prices, and it may be worthwhile to receive a check-up.