Public Healthcare

At the dentistEveryone who has been legally domiciled in Iceland for six months is covered by Icelandic public health insurance. Children under the age of 18 are covered by their parent‘s health insurance and do not need to pay appointment fees at local healthcare clinics. Women who are covered by health insurance are entitled to free maternity care during pregnancy, childbirth and post-childbirth.

Parents are strongly advised by the Directorate of Health to vaccinate their children against common childhood diseases. Public health insurance covers the cost of all childhood vaccinations, from age 3 months to 14 years.

Note that the Icelandic healthcare system only subsidises health care for beneficiaries but generally does not provide services for free. For most medical services, you can expect to pay a minimal fee.
More information about the health care system and what it provides.
 

 

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