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By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Feb 08, 2024

Summary: The quality of medical care in Sweden is generally considered to be very high. Sweden has a universal healthcare system that provides free or low-cost medical care to all citizens. In comparison to the US, Sweden has a lower infant mortality rate and a higher life expectancy. Emergency services in Sweden are generally reliable and efficient. In the event of an emergency, you can call 112 for an ambulance. This number is free to call from any phone, including mobile phones. The ambulance will be dispatched to your location as soon as possible.

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When we asked expats and global nomads about the quality of medical care in Sweden, they replied:

"Healthcare services in Sweden are provided by both public and private providers. The public healthcare system is funded by taxes and is free for all Swedish citizens and permanent residents. The quality of public healthcare is generally high, with a focus on preventive care and access to specialists. Foreign residents are also able to access the public healthcare system, although they may be required to pay a fee. Expats in Sweden are able to use the public healthcare system, although they may need to pay a fee for certain services. Expats are also able to access private healthcare services, which may be more expensive but may offer more choice and flexibility," remarked one expat living in Sweden.

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William Russell's private medical insurance will cover you and your family wherever you may be. Whether you need primary care or complex surgery, you'll have access to the best hospitals & doctors available. Unlike some insurers, we also include medical evacuation and mental health cover in our plans (except SilverLite). Get a quote from our partner, William Russell.
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William Russell's private medical insurance will cover you and your family wherever you may be. Whether you need primary care or complex surgery, you'll have access to the best hospitals & doctors available. Unlike some insurers, we also include medical evacuation and mental health cover in our plans (except SilverLite). Get a quote from our partner, William Russell.

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William Russell's private medical insurance will cover you and your family wherever you may be. Whether you need primary care or complex surgery, you'll have access to the best hospitals & doctors available. Unlike some insurers, we also include medical evacuation and mental health cover in our plans (except SilverLite). Get a quote from our partner, William Russell.

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Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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