Ask a Nurse for Help

You can get get medical advice and information about you access to healthcare 24/7 by calling 1700 or 8am to 10pm via webchat.

Your Healthcare Centre (Heilsugæsla) will connect you to the right resources if you have experienced. You can always come or call there during work hours and talk to a nurse, a psychologist or a midwife that gets you the help you need. If you haven’t already, you should register yourself and your family at the nearest healthcare centre and apply for a General Practitioner (GP).

Outside of the capital area, there is always a doctor on call.

Many health care centres have specific counsultation for youth aged 13-20. They can come there to discuss their health and wellness.

There are also special emergency receptions for victims of sexual assault for those that are unable to reach the ERs for sexual assault in Reykjavik and Akureyri. There is access to this reception 24/7.

On the website Heilsuvera, you can log in with your electronic ID to see what is your health care centre, book appointments with a doctor, view your medical history, and renew prescriptions.

Here is a map with every healthcare facility in the country so that you can find the one closest to you.

The nurses at Heilsuvera consult you in all issues related to wellbeing and health.

Available support

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Heilsuvera is an online service for the Healthcare Centers. On the Heilsuvera website, you can speak to a nurse through webchat or phone.

Emergency care for sexual assault victims

The Emergency Room for Sexual Abuse assists anyone who has been raped, experienced attempted rape or any other sexual abuse.


The Red Cross Helpline 1717 is a phone service and webchat for those who need someone to talk to in confidentiality. They are open 24 hours, and it's free to call.

Emotional abuse

Emotional abuse is when somebody continually mistreats you emotionally. It's also sometimes called psychological abuse. It is emotional abuse when someone threatens you or deliberately tries to scare, humiliate, isolate or ignore you.

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