International Service
Services for international patients living outside the Faroe Islands such as tourists, sailors and others
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General information

General information

Emergency treatment

All foreign visitors are entitled to emergency treatment in case of accident, sudden onset or worsening illness, as well as sudden childbirth, on an equal footing with persons residing permanently in the Faroes.

Medical emergency

In the event of a medical emergency, please call the Emergency Services telephone number 112, or go directly to the Emergency Department at the hospital.

 Non-emergency admission to the Faroese Hospital System 
Non-emergency referrals to the Hospital System during normal working hours are routinely made by the General Practitioners located throughout the country.  Confer for information about the closest General Practitioner near you.  After consulting with a General Practitioner, if needed, you will be referred to the appropriate specialist physician on staff at the hospital.  The specialist will then review your case and schedule an appointment. 

Acute non-emergency  
For acute, non-emergency referrals after normal working hours (weekdays 16:00 – 8:00 and all day on weekends and public holidays), please call ”1870”, the direct on-call telephone number of the General Practitioners Service at the National Hospital, to consult with the on-call physician.   

If you are not covered by a reciprocal health plan agreement (residents in the other Nordic countries, Greenland and the United Kingdom), you will be charged as a private, non-resident patient. Unless other arrangements are made, for example, you have healthcare coverage provided by a current insurance policy or by your employer, you will be personally liable for the hospital charges incurred for your treatment.  Charges will be based on the then current Danish Diagnosis-related Group (DRG) system. 

If you have any questions concerning the medical services provided by the National Health System, you are welcome to contact International Patient Services (Uttanlandstænastan) weekdays 8:00 – 16:00 by email:; by telephone +298 30 45 00 or by facsimile +298 30 46 01.  

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J.C. Svabosgøta 41-49
100 Tórshavn
Tel. +298 30 45 00
Fax +298 31 74 31
V-tal 345334
Our aim is to offer the Faroese population and international patients a high quality health service in as many areas as possible. In those areas of health care where the hospital is not specialised, our aim is to offer patients the best possible treatment through close co-operation with other hospitals in the Nordic region.