Children’s health clinic
All children are examined at regular intervals and provided with vaccinations. In addition, the clinic offers home visits for newborns, establishment of mother-and-child groups, counselling and specialist referrals.
For young people between the ages of 12 and 24, the municipal health clinic provides counselling and information on issues like sexuality, sexually transmitted diseases, contraception, drugs, family and relationships.
The municipality offers maternity care to pregnant women. They may choose whether to go to a midwife or a doctor. Maternity care involves regular check ups and counselling, as well as reservation of ultrasound and registration at the local hospital.
Finding a personal doctor
All residents of Røyken are automatically assigned a personal doctor who provides general medical services, emergency services and house calls when necessary. Personal doctors are obliged to give priority to their own patients. You can change your personal doctor up to twice a year without providing an explanation. Personal doctors are bound by official rules regarding rates, and their prices must be on display in their offices. Please note that you can choose not to have a personal doctor.
To register for a personal doctor, to find out who your or your child's personal doctor is or to change to another doctor please contact the Office for Personal Doctors on telephone +47 810 59 500 (answering machine in Norwegian only) or go to the web site Fastleger
For children in Norway up to the age of 18, dental care is provided free of charge. There is a 25 per cent discount for 19 and 20 year-olds. There are several private dentists in Røyken as well as the county run dental clinic. For more information about Buskerud County Council's dental clinic in Røyken see www.bfk.no Buskerud County Council offers free public dental care to certain groups. Read more.