Healthcare in Iceland
Iceland maintains a universal healthcare system, under which all legal residents are covered by the Icelandic social insurance system. Sjukratryggingar Islands (Icelandic Health Insurance) administers the health insurance. All hospital admissions are paid for by this system, as are most of the costs of outpatient appointments. There is a fee to see General Practitioners (GPs) and specialists, with fees for the latter being considerably higher. Everyone who has been legally resident in Iceland for six months automatically becomes a member of the Icelandic social insurance system, regardless of nationality.
The emergency number in Iceland is 112.
Useful links for additional information about the Icelandic healthcare and the insurance system can be found below:
- Government of Iceland: https://www.government.is/topics/life-and-health/
- Island.is: https://island.is/en/o/icelandic-health-insurance
- Work in Iceland: https://work.iceland.is/working/health-insurance/