Health services

It is the municipalities responsibility to organise general practitioner services, such as the primary doctor scheme, accident and emergency departments, physiotherapy, public health centers and school medical services, home nursing care, midwifery services and nursing homes or living arrangements for around-the-clock nursing and care.

For a complete list of the health services provided by Tvedestrand municipality, please visit our webpage Health and care (in Norwegian).

You will also find useful information in The guide New in Norway's Health section.

Emergency medical service

  • During office hours emergency service is provided by your own primary doctor
  • Out of office hours emergency medical service is provided at the Accident and Emergencies (Legevakten) which is located at Sørlandet Hospital in Arendal 
  • In case of an emergency call: 113

General practitioner - The regular GP scheme (fastlege)

Helfo is in charge of the regular GP scheme. You will find information about how to find or change your GP at Helfo's website.

List of GPs in Tvedestrand

Familiehuset i Tvedestrand (public health center) 

Familiehuset is a public health center that provides health care to children from 0 - 18 and midwife services during pregnancies. The health center also provides school medical services and a special health center for teenagers. It is located in Fritz Smitsgate 1, right beside the old city hall / harbour.

Dental health care

Aust-Agder County Municipality provides free dental service to children and young people up to the age of 18, and to people with special needs. Read more on the Agder County Council website.