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Emergency Assistance in Sweden

This section contains advice and information for Irish citizens who encounter difficulties in Sweden.  You should also refer to our travel advice in advance of travelling to Sweden.

General

If you need emergency assistance from the Embassy, then contact us immediately. Our telephone number is: +46 8 54504040. If you call out of normal office hours, you will be prompted to leave a message. When doing so, please remember to state your name, the nature of the emergency, where you are now, and the details of how the Duty Officer can contact you (e.g. leave your mobile phone number, or the phone number of the hotel/hostel where you are staying). Please note that the Duty Officer can only deal with emergencies. If necessary, contact the police and or other emergency services also.

English is widely spoken in Sweden. The Embassy can also provide a list of English-speaking doctors and lawyers on request. It should be noted that inclusion on the list does NOT indicate a recommendation of that service by the Embassy.

Contacting Emergency Services

Police, Ambulance, Fire Brigade Call 112

Loss/Theft of Passport

If your passport has been lost or stolen you should take the following steps:

  • Report the incident immediately to the Embassy
  • Inform the police and obtain a police report confirming that you have reported the incident
  • Obtain two passport photographs
  • Submit an application to the Embassy for an Emergency Passport – Section 6 of the application form (Statement of Loss) should be completed.

Once the necessary checks have been made, the Embassy may issue an Emergency Travel Document, for which a fee of SEK 130 is payable.

Emergency HealthCare

There are accident and emergency units at a number of hospitals in Stockholm. It is recommended to contact the 24hr Healthcare Information Service (tel. +46 8 320100) before travelling to a particular emergency unit. The information service can provide advice and assistance in English on finding a suitable hospital.

24-Hour Emergency Hospitals in Stockholm

Karolinska Sjukhuset (adults)
Karolinska Vägen 171 76 STOCKHOLM
Tel: +46 8 517 700 00 (24h)

St. Görans Sjukhus AB (adults)
St. Göransplan 1, 112 81 STOCKHOLM
Tel: +46 8 58701000

General surgery, orthopaedic surgery, internal medicine (emergency clinic)

Astrid Lindgrens Children’s Hospital
Karolinska Vägen 171 76 STOCKHOLM
Tel: +46 8 517 773 89 (24h)

Danderyds Hospital
182 88 DANDERYD
(children’s emergency open 8.00-21.00 only internal medical conditions)
Tel: +46 8 655 50 00 (24h)

St. Erik’s Hospital Eye Clinic
Polhemsgatan 50, STOCKHOLM
Tel: +46 8 672 31 00

St. Erik’s Hospital Dental Emergency Clinic
Polhelmsgatan 48, STOCKHOLM
Tel: +46 8 54551220, 0745-2030
After 9pm call for appointment and address to an all-call dentist +46 8 320100

Pharmacies in Stockholm

Regulations governing the sale of pharmaceutical products in Sweden are strict. A prescription is often required to purchase medicine that could be purchased over the counter in Ireland.

A complete list of pharmacies is found in the “Läkare Tandläkare Stockholm Län” available from Apotek free of charge. Pharmacies are typically open between 10am and 6pm.

24 Hour Pharmacies

Apotek C.W. Scheele
Klarabergsgatan 64, STOCKHOLM (across from the Central Station and by Åhlens Department Store)
Tel: +46 8 771450450