You are here: Home / Destinations / Sweden / All Documents - Stockholm / Stockholm - Doctors

Stockholm - Doctors

Most doctors speak English, but here is a list of doctors who speak other languages as well. For complete and updated information, consult a booklet called "Läkare, tandläkare 2002." (Doctors ad Dentists 2002) which is updated every year and it is freely available in any Apoteket (pharmacies).

As soon as you arrive in Stockholm you should register with a doctor. To find out where your nearest Medical Care Centre (Vårdcentralen) is located, call 737 25 00. The first time you seek medical care, remember to ask for a "Högkonstnadskort", your personal card which you will use every time you go to a doctor. You have to pay a fee to see the doctor or visit a "walk-in" clinic or an emergency room. But as soon as you have reached the annual ceiling established by the national health system for medical care, you will receive free medical care for the rest of the year. A medical consultation can be organized within 8 days and when necessary a specialist consultation within 3 months. For children under the age of 7, vaccinations, health checks and consultations as well as certain types of treatment are free of charge at the children's clinics. Older children receive check-ups through their schools.

Patient fees
You have the right to choose a family doctor anywhere in Stockholm. And your local health care centre (Vårdcentral) is obliged to provide you with one. Patient fees are the same for public or private health care and you can find a health centre in your area at 

· The fee charged for a day in hospital is Sek80 per day.
· The fee for consulting a doctor in the primary health service varies from Sek100 to Sek140 · For consulting a specialist fees vary from Sek120 to Sek250.

To limit the expenses incurred by patients there is a high-cost ceiling of Sek900 per year. Over that the person is entitled to free medical care for the rest of the 12 months calculated from the date of the first consultation. (Prices are under review)
Links to Vårdguiden, plus listings of private clinics.

Non-emergency cases 
For non-emergency cases you should go to your local clinic (Vårdcentralen) or doctor's office that are open from 9am to 5pm.  Some advice, before going you should telephone to make sure that a doctor will be available to see you and be patient - you will be given a number and kept on hold until your turn comes. If you inconveniently become ill after your doctor's telephone times, you can go to the emergency room in your nearest hospital or to "after hours clinics" or to a "walk in clinic" like the one below, where an appointment is not needed. In the below mentioned clinic, surgical, medical, ear, nose and throat doctors are available as well as Xray and laboratory.

  • City-Akuten
    Holländargatan 3
    Tel: + 46 (0)8 11 71 77
    Monday to Friday from 8.00 to 20.00
    Saturdays from 9.00 to 16.00

If you do not belong to the national health care system than you can choose where you want to go since you will be considered a private patient wherever you go and you will have to pay the full fee. The following medical centers where there are groups of doctors and specialists in different areas can be very convenient for you especially if you live within the city center of Stockholm:

  • Betaniastiftelsens sjukhus
    Grev Turegatan 59 -63 
    Tel: + 46 (0)8 24 09 00
  • Hötorgscity  
    Sveavägen 9-11
    111 57  
    Tel: + 46 (0)8 24 38 00
  • Odenplan    
    Odengatan 69
    113 22 
    Tel: + 46 (0)8 34 00 40
  • Riddargatan 12   
    114 35
    Tel: + 46 (0)8  23 81 40
  • Sophiahemmet (private hospital) Valhallavägen
    91 114 27 
    Tel: + 46 (0)8 22 28 00

Medical centres 

Groups of MD's and specialists
Inner city

  • Betaniastiftelsens sjukhus
    Grev Turegatan 59 –63  
    Tel: + 46 (0)8 24 09 00
    Sveavägen 9-11.
    111 57   
    Tel: + 46 (0)8 24 38 00
    Odengatan 69
    113 22  
    Tel: + 46 (0)8 34 00 40
    Riddargatan 12
    114 35
    Tel: + 46 (0)8 23 81 40
    Valhallavägen 91
    114 27  
    Tel: + 46 (0)8 22 28 00
    (private hospital)
  • Arabic
    Abdelhadi, Abdelhadi Wahbi - General practitioner (G.P)
    Ahmed, EI-HusseIny - Orthopedic
    Al-Aaradji, A. Hussain  - Eye deseases(ophthalmic)
    Albaldawi, Riyadh - Psycologist
    Nouira, Husseln - Gynaecologyst
    Samak, Abdel-Gawad - Obstetrician/gynaecologist
  • Assyrian
    Hanna, Samier - Internal medicine
  • Bulgarian
    Jonsson, Pepa - Psychiatrist
  • Estonian
    Albo, Jaan - Neurologist
    Anniko, Matti - Eye/ Nose diseases
    Kivikas tiiu - General practitioner
  • Finnish
    Johansson Leena Maria -Psychiatrist
    Karlgren, Erva  - Obstetrician/gynaecologist
    Karttunen, Gunnar  - General Practitioner
    Kenntoft, Arja -  Specialized in Allergies
    Milosevic Aleksandar - G.P., Anaesthetist
  • French
    Schayah, Nihad - Endocrinologist
    Euren, Ingmar  - Urologist
    Frisk-Holmberg, Marianne - Cardiologist
    Gabrielsson, Cilla  - Orthopaedic
    Hadfi, Ridha -  General Practitioner
    Hierton, Claes  - Orthopedic
  • German
    Atmer Bernd - Cardiologist
    Dahlborn Carl  -  Surgeon
    Gipson Sten  -  Orthopedic
    Höglund Christer -  Cardiologist
  • Iranian
    Yavari, Giti  -  Obstetrician/gynaecologist
  • Icelandic
    Sigurjonsson Thore - Obstetrician/gynaecologist
  • Italian
    Gabrielson, Cilla  - Orthopaedic
    Lennman Thomas  - Genaral Practitioner
  • Japanese
    Goto, Shlnichi
  • Korean
    Spangfort, Soo
  • Kurdish
    Al-Aaradji, A. Hussain -  Eye specialist
  • Latvian
    Ogunnaike, Luksma  - General Practitioner
  • Macedonian
    Milosevic.Aleksandar -  General Practitioner
  • Malay
    Halimonsson, Adam  - Obstetrician/gynecologist
  • Persian
    Albaldawi, Riyadh  - Psychiatrist
    Mehran M.B.  -  Orthopedic
  • Polish
    Beltowski, Jezry  - Obstetrician/gynecologist
  • Rumanian
    Danciu Adrian  -  Endocrinologist
  • Russian
    Hagos, Jacob -  General Practitioner
    Höglund Olga -  Psychiatrist
  • Spanish
    Kardos Marietta  - Internal medicine
  • Tigrigna
    Hagos, Jacob -  General Practitioner
  • Turkish
    Hanna Samier  - Internal Medicine
Filed under: