Health Care, Disease Control, Crime and Safety in Sweden
Medical services in Sweden are highly developed. A high level of medical care comparable to that in other industrialized countries is available throughout the country. The Swedish medical system is a state-run system so instead of visiting a local private general practitioner, travelers can visit a local medical center or clinic, called an Akutmottagning or Vardcentral. Patients should be prepared to present their passports. The national health insurance system is financed by taxes. Swedish people are among those who live longest.
There are no major health risks in Sweden. Community sanitation is generally good, and health concerns related to foods and beverages are minimal. Avoid eating undercooked fish and roe.
Sweden has a relatively low crime rate, and violent crimes are uncommon. Beware of theft of personal property from cars or residences or in public areas, pickpockets and purse-snatchers.