Detailed information about residence permits for exchange students can be found at the Swedish Migration Board. EU/EEA citizens and their family members do not need residence permits while staying in Sweden. However, they should register with the Swedish Migration Board within three months after arrival.
A Swedish residence permit and a valid passport will enable you to travel freely throughout the Schengen zone.
Exchange students at SSE are required to have arranged full medical insurance before they leave their home countries. Dental care being very expensive, you might want to add this to your medical insurance as well.
If you are a European citizen, make sure to bring your European Health Insurance Card. With this, you will only be charged the minimum fee when seeing a doctor, just like a Swedish citizen. If you are not a European citizen, check with the Swedish consulate if your country has an agreement with Sweden or if you should buy a medical insurance before you leave.
The insurance company Gefvert can be contacted for medical insurance:
Phone: +46 (0)8 440 54 40
A householder's comprehensive insurance is included in the rent of all SSE housing.
Medical and dental care
For medical advice, call: 1177 (Vårdguiden) or www.1177.se
For dental emergencies, call: +46 (0)8 123 156 80
Make sure to bring your passport, your acceptance letter from SSE and proof of medical insurance from your home country when you go see a doctor or dentist.
All students can contact Studenthälsan (Student Health Center) for medical advice. This centre is located at the Student Palace, Norrtullsgatan 2, very close to SSE.
The closest medical centre at Lappis is "Grevgatan husläkare", phone: +46 (0)8 120 009 70.
The medical centre CityAkuten is located on Holländargatan 4, phone: +4620 150 150.
At Liljeholmen, the medical centre is located at Liljeholmstorget 7, phone: +46 (0)8 681 75 00.
Free advice on sexually transmitted diseases etc can be obtained from the student clinics for sexual health. These clinics also offer free and confidential testing and counseling. Sesam City is situated very close to SSE, at Sveavägen 52, phone: +46 (0)8 22 75 30.
If you need to see a dentist urgently, you can go to the St. Erik Hospital, at Polhemsgatan 46, phone: +46 (0)8 123 156 80. No appointment is necessary.