What to do in a crisis

Emergency situation? All people can experience or get into a state of crisis. This can be the case especially if you are far away from your support network and familiar surroundings. During semester time you can turn to the Student Health Service or the University Church in the daytime.

  • The Student Health Service reception, Övre Slottsgatan 7, 2nd floor.
    018-471 69 00
    Counsellors, psychologists and a doctor work at the Student Health Service.
  • University Church/Chaplaincy, Övre Slottsgatan 7, 1st floor.
    018-430 37 06
    Representatives of the Swedish church and the Uniting Church in Sweden (Ekumeniakyrkan) work at the University Church .

Medical care in Sweden

Medical care in Sweden is very good and it is not expensive to see a doctor and receive treatment.

As a Nordic or EU/EES citizen you have access to public medical services in Sweden if you register beforehand at a social insurance office in your home country and obtain a European Health Insurance Card.

Non EU/EES citizens with a residence permit valid for at least 12 months are also entitled to the same health benefits as Swedes, however, you must register at the local tax office as soon as you have a permanent address in Sweden.

Medical advice

If you need medical advice or if you do not know where to turn, you can call the Medical Advice Service (Sjukvårdsrådgivningen) at 1177 (+ 46 771 11 77) round the clock. The service is free of charge.

Who to contact in an emergency:

In case you need assistance urgently, call 112 to reach:
Ambulance service, the Emergency Dept at the hospital, the Police, the Fire brigade, the Social worker on duty and the Chaplain on duty.

For acute psychiatric problems:
018-611 25 00 (24 hours service)

Mind (Suicide helpline):
90101 (6am - midnight)

The Kvinnojour in Uppsala supports women who have experienced any type of violence by a husband or partner, such as psychological violence, physical violence, sexual violence, and economic violence.

018-10 10 49 (daytime; open also on Tuesdays from 6pm - 9pm)

The Mansjour in Uppsala supports men who are in need of support.
018-50 50 33 (24 hours service)

At kvinnofridsmottagningen in Uppsala, women can receive help and support from women counsellors, nurses and doctors. 

018-611 29 97 (during office hours)

Kvinnofridslinjen is a national helpline for women subjected to physical, psychological or sexual violence.

020-50 50 50 (24 hours service)
The call will not appear on your phone bill.

Jourhavande medmänniska:
This is a helpline available for anyone who needs someone to talk to during the evening and nights, between 9pm and 6am.

08-702 16 80 (9pm - 6am)

The National Helpline:
The National Helpline offers psychological help to people in crisis. If you find yourself in a crisis, by calling the National Helpline you can speak to someone who can help you sort out your thoughts and feelings, and get advice on how to seek help.

0771-22 00 60 (1pm - 10pm)