The hospital is also responsible for psychiatric care within its sector, and for geriatric psychiatry towards a large sector of Oslo. All treatment is given within the frames of the official health services in Oslo, and based on an agreement with the South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority (Helse Sør-Øst).
Rheumatology and rheumatic surgery
Diakonhjemmet Hospital specializes in the fields of rheumatology and rheumatic surgery. It is the referral hospital for the Oslo area and the regional hospital for Southeastern Norway for health services in the fields of rheumatology and rheumatic surgery.
Department of Psychopharmacology (SFP)
The Department of Psychopharmacology (SFP) is the only national center of expertise in therapeutic drug monitoring and pharmacogenetic analysis, and research in psychopharmacology and biological psychiatry. SFP has an accreditation from the NA (Norwegian Accreditation).
Free Hospital Choice
The Norwegian information service "Fritt sykehusvalg Norge" (Free Hospital Choice Norway) supports the government's goal of facilitating patients' rights to choose where to receive medical treatment. This includes Diakonhjemmet Hospital as one of the hospital choices. See Fritt sykehusvalg for more information.
Two nationwide services are provided from the Department of Rheumatology: National Advisory Unit on Rehabilitation in Rheumatology (NKRR) and Norwegian National Unit for Rehabilitation for Rheumatic Patients with Special Needs (NBRR). NBRR has an accreditation from CARF (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities).
And much more
Diakonhjemmet Hospital has a wide range of outpatient services. There is also a large amount of research activity at Diakonhjemmet Hospital, especially within the fields of rheumatology, psychiatry and clinical psychopharmacology.