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By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Jan 06, 2024

Summary: The quality of medical care in Iceland is generally considered to be very high, with a strong emphasis on preventative care. Iceland has a universal healthcare system, which provides free or low-cost access to medical services for all citizens. In comparison to the US, Iceland has a much lower rate of infant mortality and a longer life expectancy. Emergency services in Iceland are well-developed and reliable. Ambulance services are available 24 hours a day, and can be called by dialing 112. Emergency medical personnel are highly trained and equipped with the latest medical technology.

How are healthcare services Iceland?

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

"Healthcare services in Iceland are provided by the public healthcare system, which is funded by the government and managed by the Icelandic Directorate of Health. The public healthcare system provides a wide range of services, including primary care, hospital care, mental health services, and preventive health services. The quality of public healthcare in Iceland is generally high, with a focus on preventive care and access to specialist services. Foreign residents in Iceland have access to the public healthcare system, although they may need to pay a fee for some services. Expats in Iceland can use the public healthcare system by registering with the Icelandic Directorate of Health and paying a fee for services," commented one expat living in Iceland.

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About the Author

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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