Health care - Heilbrigðisþjónusta
On call doctor/nurse service 1700
112 is the emergency number in Iceland
You should call 112 only in the event of an emergency.
The same number contacts the police, ambulance, fire and search and rescue teams
Also if you are in need to contact child protective services don´t hesitate to call.
If you are not sure whether the situation at hand is an emergency, it is better to call than not to.
Heilbrigðisstofnun Norðurlands – The Health Care Institution of North Iceland operate health clinics in Húsavík, Kópasker and Raufarhöfn and hospitals in Húsavík and Akureyri.
The health care clinics offer various medical and nursing services, general medical service, general nursing care, infant and maternity service, school nursing, vaccinations for adults, home care service etc. The health clinics’ activities are directed towards neighborhood services and are expected to serve inhabitants of particular parts of the area.
Húsavík Health Clinic Auðbrekka 4 tel. 464 0500
Kópasker Health Clinic Akurgerði 13 tel. 464 0640
Raufarhöfn Health Clinic Aðalbraut 33tel. 464 0620
If you need medical services when healthcare centers have closed e.g. in the evening and on weekends, please call 1770
For emergencies call 112
For more information about health care in Iceland.
Heilsuvera is for your personal information.
Health Insurance in Iceland (sjúkratryggingar)
It is important to check what is needed to do for your health insurance when you move to Iceland. Here you can find some information:
Information about childhood vaccination programe in Iceland
The webpage https://www.heilsuvera.is offers online chat to a nurse about all kinds of health related matters free of charge.
Social Service- Félagsþjónusta
Norðurþing offers welfare services for residents. This includes: Child Protection, services for the mentally disabled, financial assistance for those in need, services for the elderly, social housing, immigration issues, substance abuse, family problems, etc.
For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call +354 464 6100
If you need the service of a social counselor or a psychologist or need the help of child protection staff please contact the office of the Municipality:
email@example.com or call +354 464 6100
Keldan is a team that works for children that have problems in their daily lives. It is an early intervention for families and schools. In the team there are different especialists that get together to help the child. For information about this possiblilty please contact:
Tel: 464 6100
Dental care - Tannlæknir
It is best to register with a dentist.
There are 2 dentists currently working in Húsavík
Tel: 464 0990
In Akureyri there are many dentists to choose from.
The state covers the cost of children visits to the dentist, please ask when you make the appointment about this.
Pharmacy - Apótek
For information about opening hours
Tel: 464 1212
Tel: 464 0646
Tel: 464 0621
Red Cross Helpline - Hjálparsími Rauða krossins 1717
It is always open, 24/7 and is toll-free from any number. The helpline is also available via online chat.
It offers confidentiality, anonymity and neutrality and is available for those in need of assistance
No issue is too big or small for the helpline
AA meetings - AA fundir
If you have an alcohol- or drug related problem, you can get help with the AA organisation. On the homepage of AA you can find information about meeting places and schedule.