Children and family


Health care

Departement for Preventive health care for children, youths and for birth care is established to secure a good life for all, independent of social background. The aim is a good social environment, and to prevent somatic and psychiatric illness.

For further information, contact Skien service center, phone +47 35 58 10 00


Special health services

Skien health service assists people in need of special care, such as the elderly or disabled.

Skien health service center (Tjenestekontoret)

Kongensgate 31, 3717 Skien

Phone: +47 35 58 18 70



Hospital and doctors

Skien emergency room offers help outside the opening hours of your private primary doctor. 

Phone: 116 117 (all hours)

Monday to friday  16.00-08.00.
Weekends and holidays: All hours.

Acute emergency/ambulance: call 113


Daycare for children

The municipality of Skien has both public and private kindergardens which offer a safe stay for your children from 0 to 6 years of age.

Norwegian kindergardens are controlled by the the Norwegian Ministry of Education, as a part of our educational system. 

Appliances before March 1st each year or by vacancies


Before and after-school programme

The municipality of Skien offer a before and after-school programme (SFO) from the first to the fourth grade, and for children with special needs from the first to the seventh grade.