Health care

Together with our patients Region Värmland strengthen the public health and develop our health care, so that it may contribute to a world-class quality of life for our citizens.

Region Värmland holds the responsibility of caring for the county's citizens and must meet the targets of the Swedish Health and Medical Services Act, set by the Swedish Government.

1177 Vårdguiden - national health care guidance

Often the first entry point is the web site and phone number 1177 Vårdguiden, which is open all hours of the day. This service is provided as cooperation between Swedish regions. 1177.se provides information about medical problems as well as contact details for the county's care providers. The telephone service, 1177, provides medical advice and referrals to the right care provider.

Local health care centres

The primary healthcare organisation is responsible for all healthcare and medical treatment that does not require the hospitals' special resources. This is provided through 30 local health care centres - 23 public and 7 private healthcare centres.. If patients require specialist care, the family doctor refers them onwards. The local health care centres are part of Region Värmland's outpatient care service.

Hospitals

The county of Värmland has three hospitals, situated in Torsby, Arvika, and Karlstad. They provide both emergency and planned treatment in a number of specialised fields, as well as outpatient and inpatient care service.

The Swedish Public Dental Service

The Swedish Public Dental Service provides general dental care, specialist dental care and hospital dental care. It is provided all over Värmland, on equal terms for all citizens and for free until the age of 23.