Healthcare Guide 1177
It is not always easy to judge by yourself how sick you are. On the website 1177.se you can read about many diseases and symptoms and what you can do yourself to help you feel better and speed up your recovery.
If you need healthcare advice you can phone 1177. The nurses at Healthcare Guide 1177 give advice and serve as a guide to the healthcare system. Open around the clock. When you call 1177, you can speak Swedish or English.
The healthcare centre (hälsocentralen) is usually the place to go first if you need medical attention. All healthcare centers are open daytime on weekdays.
At the healthcare center, you can get help if you have an illness or injury that requires immediate care but is not life-threatening.
Call the healthcare center for advice or to make an appointment. You can also log in to 1177.se and contact the health center via the e-services. To log in, you need a Swedish personal number and an e-identification.
When the healthcare centre is closed, call 1177. A nurse will make an assessment, give you advice and refer you to an open care clinic if needed.
Healthcare centers in Västerbotten (in Swedish)
Emergency Care Medicine
If you are seriously ill or have been gravely injured, you can seek help at an emergency care clinic (akutmottagning). Patients in the greatest need of care are always treated first.
There is an emergency care clinic at every hospital in the county of Västerbotten. They are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The alarm number 112
Call 112 if a person's life is in danger and you need help straight away.
Interpretation to other languages
If you have difficulty speaking or understanding Swedish, you are entitled to an interpreter when you see a doctor, dentist or other caregiver.
Tell the staff that you need an interpreter when you first make an appointment. The interpreter may be at the appointment in person or participate on a speaker phone or via video conference.