You may choose the general practioner - GP - you want as your permanent doctor, but he/she must have the capacity to accept you as a patient and he/she must be incorporated into the permanent GP scheme. You may select a GP in another municipality than the one in which you reside. You may also select a GP who is not a member of the permanent GP scheme, but you will then have to pay a higher user charge. If you have parental responsibility for children under the age of 16, you may also choose a permanent GP for your child. If you are admitted to a nursing home, you may retain your permanent GP.
A permanent GP is one who has entered into an agreement with the municipality to participate in the permanent GP scheme. Everyone has the right to be associated with a specific GP. The GP shall be available to his patients and give these priority over those who are not on his list of registered patients.
Anyone resident in Norway.
Charges/Cost of the service
You are required to pay a user charge.
The municipality is obliged to provide this service.
Guidelines – applying for, or receiving the service
When you move to another municipality, you will receive a GP registration form with an offer to select a permanent GP in that municipality. If you do not specifically choose a new GP, you will retain the GP you had prior to moving. When you wish to change your permanent GP, proceed as follows:
Return the completed form
Go to ‘My permanent GP and make the change yourself on the internet
If you do not have the opportunity to use the internet, you may phone the permanent GP office, 810 58 500. Have your personal ID ready (11 digits) before you phone. The office will tell you about available permanent GPs and register you on the list of the GP you choose, providing he/she has available capacity.
The change applies from the first day of the month following registration of the change. You will receive a letter confirming that you have been registered with a new permanent GP.
Possibilities to appeal; procedure
If you are not satisfied with your permanent GP, you have the right to apply to another GP. You have the right to change your permanent GP twice during the calender year.
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