Torsby kommun
Torsby kommun

Health care

The County Council of Värmland is responsible for health care and dental care in Torsby. You will find the most important information about their services here.

Call 112 if you or somebody else needs urgent help or if you need an ambulance.

Hospital

Torsby is one of three towns in Värmland with a general hospital in the town centre. The hospital is open around-the-clock and offers both emergency care and specialised treatments. Some of the departments in the hospital of Torsby are:

  • surgery
  • orthopedy
  • urology
  • gynaecology
  • anesthesia
  • intensive care
  • radiology
  • fysiotherapy
  • dialysis

If needed, due to long distances, the hospital can also take care of patients who suffer from infection, neurological diseases and cancer.

The hospital counts about 500 employees and 85 different specialities.

Contact

Visiting address: Lasarettsvägen 8, Torsby

The reception desk is open for visitors Mon-Fri between 7.15-16.00.

Tel. (around-the-clock) +46 560 470 00

Health centre

The health centre of Torsby is situated next to the hospital. You are welcome here with all your questions and problems concerning your health which do not need urgent treatment. We examine and treat all usual illnesses, symptoms and mild psychological problems. Eight out of ten patients finish their treatment here. If necessary, the doctor will refer to a specialist.

The medical staff at the health centre consists of doctors (general practitioners), nurses and specialised nurses (e.g. for diabetes, asthma, COPD). Medical tests are analysed in the in-house laboratory.

At the health centre, you may also visit:

Contact

Visiting address: Lasarettsvägen 8, Torsby

Opening hours: Mon-Fri 8.00-17.00, closed for lunch between 12.00-12.45.

To make an appointment:

  • health centre: tel. +46 560 473 00, find telephone times and e-services
  • child welfare centre: tel. +46 560 473 31
  • midwife's clinic: tel. +46 560 473 05
  • youth clinic: tel. +46 560 471 96

More information on health care services, fees and rights of patients in Värmland

Free medical advice

You can call telephone number 1177 (from within Sweden) at any time to get medical advice from a nurse over the phone. You will only pay for the costs of the telephone call. The nurse will judge your need of medical treatment, give advice and help you find the right health care service if needed.

  • If you need medical advice for children up to twelve years old, press 1.
  • If you need medical advice for persons older than twelve years old, press 2.

Dental care

The Dental Care Centre (Folktandvården) in Torsby is situated next to the municipal office. It welcomes both adults and children. If you need an interpreter during your visit to the dentist, please let us know when booking your appointment.

Dental care is free of charge in Sweden for children up to 19 years old who are registered as a resident in Sweden. As an adult, you pay a large part of the dental care yourself, but you will often receive financial support from the state. Foreign residents usually pay the whole or a large part of the sum themselves.

You are free to choose your own dentist. Apart from the Folktandvården, there are also private dentists.

Contact

Visiting address: Nya Torget 8, Torsby

Opening hours: Mon-Thu 7.45-17.00, Fri 7.45-12.30

Tel. +46 560 274 00

Read more about dental care in Sweden

Tariffs and allowances for dental care

If you become ill

Guide to health care services in Värmland in other languages

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Person

  • Annelie Lindberg
  • digitaliseringsstrateg
  • Tfn: 0560-160 02
  • Mobil: 073-271 37 16
  • E-post: annelie.lindberg@torsby.se
  • Besöksadress: Nya Torget 8, Torsby