Student Health Service
All students at Blekinge Institute of Technology have access to the Student Health Service. If you have any issues or problems in connection to your studies or to your health, you are welcome to contact the Student Health Service. The staff at the Student Health service works primarily with problems that are related to your studies and we are governed by professional secrecy.
When you need to consult a doctor please turn to the public or private clinics in Blekinge.
The Swedish healthcare system recommends that individuals treat minor health problems on their own through the purchase of non-prescription drugs and medications, which can be bought at your local pharmacy. At the pharmacy, you can receive help and advice regarding your health problem. Nurses at your local Vårdcentral also offer assistance and treatment.
If you are uncertain about what to do you are welcome to pay us a visit at Studenthälsan (the Student Health Sevice).
The Student health service is situated on Campus Gräsvik in Karlskrona, in building G, floor 2.
NOTE! Since we can´t guarantee the confidentiality of e-mail we advise you not to enter personal information in the mail. We can for the same reason not to give personal advice via email.
You can contact Anna Holmgren for health related issues and lifestyle questions or if you just need someone to talk to, focus cognitive behavioral therapi.
Karlskrona : Open reception Monday, Wednesday and Thursday between 10.00-11.30 or by appointment.
In Karlshamn: Tuesdays by appointment.
Phone: 0455-38 50 79
Mariana Sahlström is available for advice, problem solving or short-term therapy. To see Mariana you need to make an appointment.
Cellphone: 0708 311424
The Swedish Church and not the Institute employ the student chaplain.To get intouch with chaplain call 112 and ask for chaplain on call. With the chaplain you can discuss everything no matter religion. They are governed by professional secrecy and nothing you tell her will be passed on to anyone.
Discrimination or harassment
The Swedish law "Diskrimineringslagen", the Discrimination act, is aimed against discrimination because of sex, transgender identity or expression, ethnicity, religion or other belief, disability, sexual orientation or age. It can be a matter of direct discrimination, indirect discrimination ,or harassment.
BTH has a program for equal treatment of all our students and staff. If you feel you are being discriminated or harassed in any way , you are welcome to contact the Student Health Care for advice and support.
If you need a doctor consultation
Monday -Friday between 8 am - 5 pm please call your local doctor (Vårdcentral)
Monday - Friday after 5 pm untill 8 am call 1177
For medical advice call 1177 all hours or klick on the links below.
For more information klick here: http://www.1177.se/Blekinge/ or go to Patient guide
In case of emergency call 112
Vårdcentral (local doctor) in Karlskrona
Wämö vårdcentral 0455-73 54 30
Kungsmarkens vårdcentral (Precare) 0455-61 94 00
Trossö vårdcentral 0455-73 57 55
Hälsohuset för Alla 0455-35 55 00
Vårdcentral (local doctor) in Ronneby
Capio citykliniken 0457-340 70
For students that lives on Folkparksvägen.
Ronneby Vårdcentral 0457- 73 14 00
for students that lives in Hjorthöjden, Brunnsvillorna.
Care charges for Blekinge
When you have a Swedish personal number from the tax-office (social security number) you are treated as a Swede. You will pay for doctor's visit or hospital care as all Swedes does. The same goes for dental treatment. See more information below.
For students outside EU and who do not have a social security number from the taxoffice, the hospital will charge SEK 2 500 for a doctors visit and the local doctor (vårdecentral will charge SEK 1000 or more.
For students with Swedish social security number from the Tax office:
Going to the doctor in primary care
- Seeing the local doctor at vårdcentralen (the GP): SEK 150
- Visiting the accident and emergency Akuten (A&E) or casualty department: SEK 300
Maximum cost ceiling
The maximum cost ceiling means that you pay no more than SEK 900 for healthcare and medical treatment during a twelve-month period. The charges you pay are noted on the high-cost card, which you get at the out-patient department or surgery, or otherwise you can save your receipts.
When you have paid SEK 1 100 you are given a free pass, which is valid for the rest of the twelve-month period´.
Regarding prescribed medicine the amount is SEK 2 200 before we can receive a free card.
If you need operation or other treatments in hospital there are no additional costs after you have paid SEK 300. If you need to be admitted to stay in the hospital you will pay 80 SEK/day (for students' SEK 40/day after 2 weeks in hospital).
If you fail to keep the appointment: If you cannot come to an appointment, you must say so. You must cancel the appointment at least 24 hours in advance. Otherwise, if you fail to come you must pay SEK 250. These charges are not included in the maximum cost ceiling.
Going to a psychiatrist
Telephone services and e-mail services
- Prescription renewal etc: SEK 60
Actions taken that are not in connection with illness
- Hourly charge: SEK 1500
- Basic charge for vaccination: SEK 300
- Gynecological cell smear test check-up: SEK 120 The hourly charge applies when you do not feel ill and have no symptoms but wish, for instance, to have a general health check-up or when you need a health certificate for studies outside Sweden.
Vaccination against influenza and pneumonia
Normal charge for vaccination against influenza and pneumonia: