Occupational Medicine

The Department of Occupational Medicine offers a wide range of services including Occupational Health slinic, allergology, diving medicine and maritime medicine. We have an active research environment within all our disciplines.
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Occupational Medicine

The Department of Occupational Medicine consists of four specialist departments and offers specialist advice, courses and patient education within occupational health, allergology, diving medicine and maritime medicine. We provide the national service within the specialist health care services for elective hyperbaric oxygen therapy (pressure chamber), specific bronchial provocation for occupational asthma, the occupational medical examination of professional divers and the telemedicine advice service for seafarers (Radio Medico).

The term national services in the specialist health care services is a common term for national / bi-regional treatment services and national competence services. National services consist of highly specialized treatment and/or competence that should be centralized to one or two institutions in the country in order to be able to provide high quality services and competence.

Clinical Director Marit Grønning leads the Department.

Our sections:

Occupational Outpatient Clinic

Hyperbaric Medical Unit

Clinical Allergy Medicine

Norwegian Centre for Maritime and Diving Medicine

Contact information

Meeting point
We are located in Konrad Birkhaugs hus (formerly Old Medicine B), south of the Central Block within Haukeland University Hospital. The main entrance is opposite Marie Joys hus. Step free access to the building can be found to the right of the main door.
Telefon
Department of Occupational Medicine: 55 97 38 75
Radio Medico: +47 51 68 36 01
Urgent contact with the on call Dive Doctor: 55 36 17 00
In the case of a diving accident call 113
Konrad Birkhaug's house
Visiting address
Visiting address at Haukeland(Kart)

How to get to the hospital

​There are several ways of getting to Haukeland University Hospital by public transport. Here follows a brief summary.

​​​​​​​The term Pasientreiser (patient travel) is used to describe travel to and from authorised treatments. The hospital is responsible for providing patient travel and will meet the cost of the cheapest mode of travel on behalf of the patient. You can read more on the Pasientreiser website​. The website also contains information about the Helseekspress and Helsebuss bus services.

Bus
Several scheduled bus routes stop at the hospital. There is also a number of commuter bus routes running between different parts of Bergen and the hospital.
Skyss has produced a dedicated route map for Haukeland University Hospital (PDF)​ showing which bus routes stop at the hospital. At Skyss.no you will find complete bus routes with details of stops and departure times.
Tide and Nettbuss operate express coaches on several long-distance routes to the centre of Bergen.

Bybanen light railway
The closest Bybanen station is Kronstad. Walking from Kronstad to the hospital takes around 10 minutes. Timetables are available at Skyss.no.

Taxi
There are usually taxis available at the taxi rank outside the main hospital building (Sentralblokka). If not, our receptionists are on hand 24 hours a day and can help book a taxi for you.

Train
Bergen Train Station in the centre of Bergen is the closest mainline station to Haukeland University Hospital. The distance between the station and the hospital is around 2.5 km and is served by several bus routes.

Air
Bergen Airport in Flesland is just under 20 km from Haukeland University Hospital. There is no direct airport bus between Haukeland and Bergen Airport, but you can take the airport bus to and from the centre of Bergen.

Waiting areas
There is a separate waiting area near the reception in the main hospital building (Sentralblokka) for patients and next-of-kin waiting for transport.

Parking

​Parking facilities at Haukeland are divided into separate zones in and around the hospital grounds.
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Parking spaces are very limited, however. Out of consid​​eration for those who need to travel to the hospital using their own car, we strongly urge those who are able to do so to use public transport​.

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Practical information

Food and catering

Library

The patient library allows patients and their next-of-kin to borrow books, DVDs and periodicals.

We have a large selection of books, comic books, audiobooks, digital books/cards and PlayStation, Wii and Xbox games, as well as DVDs, CDs, periodicals, newspapers and music.
We also lend DAB radios and playback equipment for films, audiobooks and music.

Opening hours
Monday, Wednesday and Friday 11.30–15.30.
​Tuesday and Thursday 11.30–17.30.


Book trolleys
Every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday we visit the departments with our book trolley. If you would like to borrow something but are unable to make it to the library, feel free to contact us during opening hours, and we will deliver the requested material to you.


Computers and printers
The library has a public computer and printer/photocopier. Patients and next-of-kin are welcome to use the internet, do their online banking, print off plane tickets etc.


Visual art
We also lend visual art. Please contact us for more information.

Pharmacy

​There is a pharmacy in the foyer of the main hospital building (Sentralblokka). This is a public pharmacy operated by Sjukehusapoteka Vest.

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Visiting times

​Ordinary hospital visiting hours are between 17.00 and 20.00. Most departments are also able to welcome visitors outside these times. We ask that visitors show consideration for other patients by going to the day room, for example.

If a patient is too ill to leave the room, we kindly ask that you arrange any visits outside normal visiting hours with the staff in the department in advance.

Wireless Internett

All patients and visitors can use free wireless internet in most areas of the hospital.

Gjest.ihelse.net is a wireless network for visitors, patients and staff.

How to connect to our guest network:

  1. Connect to the wireless guest network (gjest.ihelse.net)
  2. A browser should open automatically. (If the login window does not appear, try to open the browser manually).
  3. Read the terms carefully.
  4. Press "Accept" when you have read and understood the terms.

The login takes place automatically on units after the first login, as long as the account is active. It will only be necessary to log in once per unit per 31 days.

Clinical Allergy Medicinehttps://helse-bergen.no/en/avdelinger/yrkesmedisinsk-avdeling/klinisk-spesialallergologiClinical Allergy Medicine
Norwegian Centre for Maritime and Diving Medicinehttps://helse-bergen.no/en/avdelinger/yrkesmedisinsk-avdeling/norsk-senter-for-maritim-medisin-og-dykkemedisinNorwegian Centre for Maritime and Diving Medicine
Occupational Outpatient Clinichttps://helse-bergen.no/en/avdelinger/yrkesmedisinsk-avdeling/arbeidsmedisinsk-poliklinikkOccupational Outpatient Clinic


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