Information in English

Diakonhjemmet Hospital is an ideal, non-profit corporation owned by the Diakonhjemmet Foundation. The hospital is responsible for general hospital services for approximately 145 000 inhabitants in particular sectors of the western part of Oslo, within the fields of internal medicine, surgery, mental health and radiology, as well as laboratory services. In addition, the hospital is responsible for treating older people with hip fractures from a larger area of Oslo, making a total of approximately 330 000 inhabitants.

Mental health

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).

Division of mental health and substance abuse

*Center for 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).

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.

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.

Choose where you wish to receive treatment

Nationwide services

Two nationwide services are provided from the Department of Rheumatology:

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.

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