Every person living in Norway is entitled to their own general practitioner, under the regular GP scheme (fastlege). This means that the same doctor will automatically be handling all your appointments. You can get information about which GP you have been assigned or change your GP at helsenorge.no (only available in Norwegian)
There are 29 general practitioners in Lørenskog, located at 8 different medical centers.
List of doctors and contact information (in Norwegian)
Medical help outside work hours
Outside working hours call the emergency medical center (legevakt). This service should only be used if you cannot wait until your GP is back in office.
Phone: 116 117
Address: Nedre Romerike Legevakt, Romerike helsebygg,
The medical center on Google Maps
Workdays: 15.30 - 08.00. Only emergencies between 23:00 - 08:00.
Saturday, Sunday and public holidays: Open 24 hours/day. Only emergencies between 23:00 - 08:00.
When life is at risk, call the emergency phone number 113, at any time.
Women and men who are exposed to or threatened with violence (both physical and psychological) can seek help at the crisis shelter of Romerike (Romerike krisesenter). There they can receive help and advice on how to best deal with the situation, help with contacting a doctor, lawyer, police, NAV or others, and also be offered a place to stay.
The crisis shelter can be contacted by calling 66 93 23 10 (open 24 hours a day), or by e-mail email@example.com
Everyone who contacts the shelter is assured anonymity.
More information about the crisis shelter
The crisis shelter on Facebook
Legal rights and help for those who are subjected to criminal acts in Norway (also available in several other languages (under "Juridiske rettigheter")
Public home care is available to people who because of medical reasons need help with personal care, home cleaning or daily activities.
More information about home care (in Norwegian)
Application form (online application) (in Norwegian)
Application form (paper) (in Norwegian)
Phone: 67 93 40 00
Health services at schools
Every school in Lørenskog has access to a school nurse, and elementary schools also have access to a doctor. They work to improve the general health of the students and to prevent illness and injuries. In addition they can function as councilors for the students and help them with physiological and psychological issues connected to the school.
The Health Department has created a national vaccination program that is offered to all children.
Taking the vaccines is highly recommended, although not mandatory.
The list of vaccines can be seen here
Vaccinations can also be given to adults who have increased risk of exposure.
More information about vaccines (in Norwegian)