The health examination is usually conducted by a Public Health Nurse or a General Practitioner (GP) or both.
You are entitled to a qualified interpreter which will be provided free of charge.
All health personnel keep patient information confidential. This means that the information you give in a consultation will not be passed on to others unless you specifically give consent.
What happens during a health examination?
- We talk to you about your health
- We take blood samples and measure your blood pressure
- We refer you to a specialist if needed
- We help you to choose a family doctor/GP
- We inform you about the healthcare system in Norway
What should you bring to the health examination?
- Any medicines you are taking
- Tuberculosis and vaccination cards
How do you make an appointment?
- You can make an appointment yourself
- Others can also make an appointment for you. Examples are family members or public staff working within the district you live
- First, you have to fill in the referral form.
- Then, send it by post to the health facility providing health examinations in your district (find address information below)
- After, you will receive a letter stating the date and time for your appointment.
- If you have any questions, you can call the health facility providing health examinations in your district.
What happens after the health examination?
- You will be contacted if further examinations are needed
- Not being contacted after the health examination means you are in good health