Children and family
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.