Faroe Islands works to ensure that all citizens and residents receive free healthcare services. If you are a visiting Nordic or Great Britain citizen, you have same access to the healthcare system here if you become ill or injured on your trip. Citizens of other countries must have health insurance while visiting short-term.
There are three hospitals in the Faroe Islands: Tórshavn, Klaksvík and Tvøroyri.
If you have a Faroese ID-number, you are already part of the National Health Insurance Plan in which you are entitled to general and specialized medical treatment. You also receive financial supplement for medicine, dental treatment, and other specialised treatments.
Please note that some specialised treatments carry additional costs. This is also true for dental treatment as well.
If you are pregnant, you have the right to free childbirth assistance irrespective of your nationality.
As a registered resident, you will have an option to choose a general practitioner serving here in Vágar. Generally, you will receive a letter from the municipality for you to choose. If you have not received this letter, please contact the council office.
The general practitioner is your first contact if you have any medical-related questions or conditions. He or she will refer you to a specialized doctor or the appropriate hospital if the medical condition needs further specialized attention.
Opening hours: 09:00-16:00
You can make an appointment online or ask for renewing medicine at: www.minlaekni.fo or via telephone between the hours of 8 to 12 AM.
The on-call doctor service is inteded for those who fall ill outside regular work hours. This is a national service and can be reached by phone by calling 1870. If the on-call doctor deems your illness requires a check up by a doctor, you will be directed to the emergency room that is located at the Faroese central hospital in Tórshavn.
Monday to Friday 4 PM to 8 AM.
Weekends and holidays open all day.
In most cases, hospital admittance or referrals are made by your general practitioner. In case of an emergency, you can visit the emergency room or call 1-1-2.
Mortan á Hamrabyrgi, dentist
Tannlæknastovan í Sørvági
Exercises for retired citizens are held at the retirement home in Miðvágur.
Monday & Thursday 2 PM to 3 PM.
There is a bus service to and from the retirement home.