The health care standards in Sweden are good. Hospital
services are present at county and regional levels, the latter have
a greater range of specialist fields.
There are full mutual health agreements with other
EU countries including the United Kingdom (UK). U.K nationals are
advised take an E111 form (which are available from post offices)
with them to Sweden in order to take advantage of the agreement.
U.K Travellers are then entitled to the same medical services as
Swedish citizens. This includes free hospital in patient
treatment (which include medicines), and children are also
allowed free dental treatment.
Out patient treatment at general surgeries, hospitals, all treatment
at clinics, most prescribed medicines and ambulance travel must
be paid for. To obtain treatment, visit the nearest hospital clinic
(Vårdcentral or Akutmottagning) and take your E111 form and
passport with you. Traveling expenses to and from hospital may be
If you are taking prescribed medicines, make sure you have an sufficient
supply before leaving for Sweden. Clinics or dental surgeries are
indicated by Folktandvården or Tandläkare signs, and
out of hours emergency service is available in major cities.
Health insurance is suggested to cover emergency evacuation.
Lyme disease is fairly common in the south of Sweden, especially
during the summer months. Diphyllobothriasis occurs infrequently
along the Baltic coast.