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HEALTH AND MEDICAL CARE
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IF VISITORS FALL ILL OR HAVE AN ACCIDENT WHILE IN SWEDEN,
THEY SHOULD ASK THEIR HOTEL, CAMPING SITE OR YOUTH HOSTEL
ETC. TO CALL A DOCTOR FOR THEM, BUT MAKE SURE THAT THE DOCTOR
IS AFFILIATED TO FORSAKRINGSKASSAN - THE SWEDISH NATIONAL
HEALTH SERVICE. THEY CAN ALSOMDO TO THE CASUALTY DEPARTMENT
AT A HOSPITAL OR THE 'VARDCENTRAL' IN MORE REMOTE AREAS.
THERE IS A RECIPROCAL AGREEMENT ON MEDICAL TREATMENT BETWEEN
SWEDEN AND MOST EUROPEAN COUNTRIES UNDER WHICH EUROPEAN
CITIZENS ARE ENTITLED TO THE SAME SERVICE AS SWEDES FOR
EMERGENCY TREATMENT OR IF THEY FALL ILL WHILE IN THE COUNTRY.

THEY SIMPLY VISIT THE NEAREST HOSPITAL CLINIC, TAKING THEIR
PASSPORT WITH THEM. IF ANY MEDICINE IS NEEDED A PRESCRIPTION
MUST BE OBTAINED FROM THE DOCTOR AND TAKEN TO A CHEMIST FOR
DISPENSING. THEY ARE OPENED DURING NORMAL SHOPPING HOURS IN
LARGER TOWNS AND CITIES. ALL-NIGHT PHARMACIES IN STOCKHOLM:
CW SCHEELE KLARABERGSGATAN 64, TEL. 08-248280, IN GOTEBORG:
VASEN, GOTGATAN 12 TEL. 031-804 410 AND IN MALMO: GRIPEN,
BERGSGATAN 48, TEL. 040-192 110.

FOR DENTAL TRATMENT, VISITORS PAY 60% OF THE COST OF TREAT-
MENT UP TO SEK 3,000 AND 25% OF THE COST OF ANY METAL USED
IN THE TREATMENT. DENTISTS' SURGERIES ARE INDICATED BY THE
SIGN 'TANDLAKARE'; EMERGENCY SERVICE IS AVAILABLE OUT OF
HOURS IN THE LARGER CITIES.

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