NorwayLast updated: January 16th, 2024


Healthcare rights of migrants

Asylum seekers: Are entitled to essential healthcare as well as professional medical assistance if they have experienced violence, abuse, torture, or female genital mutilation. Tuberculosis tests are provided upon arrival and no more than 14 days after arrival.
Asylum seekers are also entitled to free interpreters when receiving treatment.

Refugees: Are entitled to mental health and substance abuse health care. They also have the right to general practitioners. Pregnant women can access essential healthcare before and up until the birth. It is also free to give birth in a hospital. All children under 18 years of age are fully entitled to healthcare.

Undocumented migrants: Are entitled to immediate medical assistance if intervention cannot wait without risk of imminent death, permanent severe disability, serious injury or acute pain. They have to cover the full costs of healthcare beyond these services.

HIV testing and treatment

Testing: Free for all. Anonymous at special clinics. Use the European test finder to see where you can get tested for HIV. 

Treatment: Treatment is free for all. 

Find Help

  • African Health and Social Development Organization

    Provides healthcare and integration services for African immigrants. Their areas of work include elderly health, activities for young people, prevention of infectious diseases, abolishment of harmful practices such as forced marriage, FGM and social control, women empowerment and many more.

  • The Inter-African Committee in Norway (Iac Norway)

    Advocates for gender equality and contributes to the improvement of the health status, social, economic, political, human rights and quality of life of African and Minority women and children living in Norway through elimination of harmful traditional practices and the promotion of beneficial ones.

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