A new hospital will open in Kirkenes in the spring of 2018.The hospital has emergency services, and is the local hospital for East Finnmark.
The air ambulance service is stationed at Kirkenes Airport.
All visitors to Norway are entitled to receive the necessary healthcare for them to continue their stay in a medically justifiable manner.
All guests from the EU/EEA and Switzerland are entitled to necessary medical assistance during their stay in Norway. However, they must prove their entitlement by presenting a European Health Insurance Card.
Guests from outside the EU/EEA must present private travel insurance or pay for the medical treatment. The patient is entitled to a specified receipt outlining the treatment provided and the costs incurred.