Student Welfare Office
The Student Welfare Office at Linnaeus University
We work to promote physical and psychological health for our students. We
offer free individual councelling to aid you with any problem that may make
your studying or student life difficult.
Common problems students seek for are anxiety, stress, sleeping difficulties, relationship problems, difficulties in concentrating or completing assignments, loss of energy, homesickness or difficulties in adjusting to life in Sweden.
Feel free to come to us and discuss any problem that is affecting your studies. You decide yourself if you have something on your mind which you want to take up with us. Even small worries can sometimes get on your mind. Talking to us a few times is sometimes enough but in some cases you can make up to a total of five appointments to see us.
Remember always to book an appointment before you visit us. We do not provide emergency services. To book an appointment please send us an email with your name and telephone number or give us a call. You can find the Student Welfare Office in Kalmar and in Växjö. At our website you find all our contact information. Please observe that the Student Welfare Office does not provide health care services or prescribe any medication. There are no doctors at the SWO.
For medical advisory services always call 1177 any time of day or night. Choose the alternative "Press 5 for an English version".
In emergency situations, dial 112.
For emergency contact with psychiatric services:
Adult psychiatric clinic, Kalmar for cases of emergency and / or advice provision 0480-81770
Adult psychiatric clinic, Växjö 0470-58 61 00
For health care provision (consultations with a doctor or nurse etc) please contact your local health care center. For further assistance, you can look through the international information provided on these pages:
Costs differ depending on what country you come from and what kind of insurance cover you have. You may be eligible for subsidised health care in some cases. In order to receive subsidised health care it is sufficient to be registered as a resident in Sweden or to have an EHIC-card from your home country, i.e. a card acknowledging the fact that you are insured in an EU/EEA country or in Switzerland. For further information about costs please contact your local health care centre.
Contraceptives and sexual issues
For questions about contraceptives, pregnancy, venereal disease, sexual matters and relationships / cohabitation, please contact the health centre where you live for more information.
If you live on Campus in Växjö you should always contact the midwife clinic at the Teleborg Health care centre, Vallviksvägen 1. They have open consultation hours on Mondays between 1pm – 5pm.
Phone: 0470 – 58 67 74 (8am – 9am, 1 – 2 pm)
If you live in Kalmar you contact the midvives at Barnmorskemottagningen.
Phone: 0480-817 89
The Student Welfare Office distributes condoms for free.
If you need information about self-care in cases of illness you should firstly visit your home country’s healthcare pages on the Internet written in your own language. Otherwise you can visit the following link: www.nhs.uk/Pages/HomePage.aspx
Another free website with information on stress, self-esteem, depression etc is Moodgym. Information is available in English and Norwegian (!).
Dental Care in Sweden for Foreign Students
Different sets of rules apply regarding dental and health care. A person may be eligible for subsidised health care though not to subsidised dental care. As different sets of rules apply regarding dental care and health care, the Swedish Social Insurance Office (in Swedish Försäkringskassan) provides the following advice:
Before you consider obtaining any dental care please contact the Social Insurance Office for information about your eligibility to receive subsidised dental care. More information can be found by visiting www.forsakringskassan.se. If you have any questions concerning dental care and current charges, please call the client centre at 0771-524 524.