As a resident in Vágur, you will have the choice to choose one out the general practitioners serving at the Medical Health Care Center (Heilsumiðstøðin) in Vágur on Vágsvegur 77, near the town centre.
The general practitioner is your first contact if you have any medical-related questions or conditions. The general practitioner will refer you to a specialized doctor or the appropriate hospital if the medical condition needs further specialized attention.
Heilsumiðstøðin / Medical Health Care Center
Phone: +298 663020 (between 8.00 and 15.00)
If you need first aid outside our opening hours, please call the emergency service doctor on phone: 1870.
In case of emergency phone: 112
Faroe Islands works to ensure that all citizens and residents receive free healthcare services. If you are visiting short-term, Nordic and Great Britain citizens, you have same access to the healthcare system here if you become ill or injured on your trip. Citizens of other countries must have a health insurance, while you are visiting here short-term.
If you have a Faroese ID-number, you are already part of the Faroese National Health Insurance, which you are entitled to general and specialized medical treatment. You also receive financial supplement for medicine, dental treatment, and other specialized treatments.
Please note that there certain specialized treatments not completely free. This is also true for dental treatment as well.
If you are pregnant, you have the right to free childbirth assistance irrespective of your nationality.