Oslo University Hospital

​Oslo University Hospital is a highly specialised hospital in charge of extensive regional and local hospital assignments and the provision of high quality services for the citizens of Oslo. The hospital also has a nationwide responsibility for a number of national and multi-regional assignments and has several national centres of competence.

Preparedness level Green as of December 1, 2021 at 12 noon

Oslo University Hospital now operates at preparedness level Green. This means that personell and other resources may be redirected to handle an increasing number of Covid-19 patients.  

Rules for visitors to the hospital

There is a general ban on visitors to the hospital, with some excemptions:

  • Escorts/companions for the following patients are allowed to enter the hospital:
    • children (under 18 years of age)
    • patients who have difficulties communicating
    • patients who need assistance in order to undergo treatment
    • patients that are pregnant and in labor
    • Please call the patient's ward/department in order to establish whether or not you can be considered an escort/companion.
  • Other visitors that may be allowed to visit (call ahead to the ward you plan to visit to make an appointment):
    • Visitors to patients who, by their hospital doctor, are considered to need visits due to the severity of their illness/injury, short life expectancy, need for emotional support, or lenght of hospitalization.
    • Journalists accompanied by a member of the hospital communications staff
    • Inspectors/auditors from goverment agencies
    • Delivery staff
  • Rules that apply to all entering the hospital:
    • All visitors  - escorts/companions and other visitors must be free of covid symptoms such as fever, coughing, sneezing, etc.
    • All visitors must keep a distance to others at all times. Physical contact between visitor and patient is strongly discouraged.
    • All visitors and escorts/companions must observe basic anti-contamiation rules: wash/sanitize hands frequently.
    • All visitors must wear face masks.
    • All visitors must answer questions about their covid status and possible recent exposure,  general health, and recent travel before being allowed to enter the hospital. The questionnaire can be retrieved using a QR-code at every entrance to the hosiptal.
      Visitors who may have had recent exposure to covid or symptoms of covid infection, will be turned away.


Information about the coronavirus outbreak at Oslo University Hospital

Please answer the phone when we call you

The hospital often needs to contact patients by phone in order to give important information and reschedule appointments. We often call from different phone numbers, and leave a voicemail (if this is possible) if we can’t get through.

Do not call emergency phone numbers with questions about the coronavirus.

There are extremely many people calling the emergency medical helpline 113 and the out-of-hours medical service (legevakt) phone number 116 117 with general questions about the coronavirus. These phone numbers are only to be used when you need emergency help. 

You can find information about the coronavirus on The Norwegian Directorate of Health’s websitethe Norwegian Institute for Public Health’s website, Helsenorge or on this webpage.

If you still have questions, call:

  • The Norwegian Directorate of Health’s information line: 815 55 015
  • If you live in Oslo, you can call the municipality of Oslo’s information line: 21 80 21 82
  • Oslo University Hospital patients can call the unit (avdeling) where they have their appointment. You can find the phone number of the relevant unit in your appointment letter, or by looking up the unit on our website.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get a sick leave if I have to be in quarantine?

You have the right to sick leave if a doctor decides that you must be kept isolated because you might be infected with the coronavirus. More information on NAV’s website (in Norwegian).

What should I do to prevent infection?

Wash your hands. Cough into a tissue or your bent elbow. Wash your hands afterwards.

Is the infection dangerous?

The new coronavirus causes respiratory infection that can range from mild symptoms to more severe illness. The symptoms resemble those of colds and influenza. You can find more advice and information on the Norwegian Institute for Public Health’s website.

What are the symptoms?

Cough, difficulty breathing, and fever.

What should I do if I develop symptoms?

Stay at home. Contact your GP (fastlege) by phone.

Questions and answers about coronavirus - information letter in other languages

About the corona situation

The Norwegian Directorate of Health:

Corona (information in English)


Coronavirus disease - information

The Norwegian Institute for Public Health:

Coronavirus disease - advice and information
Advice for people in home quarantine
Advice for patients isolated at home with coronavirus


Coronavirus disease (covid-19) outbreak - information

Information about the coronavirus (available in multiple languages)

General information about coronavirus in several languages (The Norwegian Institute for Public Health)
Questions and answers about coronavirus  (The Norwegian Institute for Public Health)
Home quarantine and home isolation (The Norwegian Institute for Public Health)
Information about the coronavirus (The municipality of Oslo)      



+47 915 02770

Corporate e-mail


Press enquiries

Please contact the PR-department service phone on
+ 47 992 16550
E-mail: post.kommunikasjon@ous-hf.no

CEOs Office

Postal address:
P. O. Box 4950 Nydalen
N-0424 Oslo

The hospitals

Oslo University Hospital


Postal address
P. O. Box 4950 Nydalen
N-0424 Oslo

Street address
Sognsvannsveien 20
0372 Oslo 

Oslo University Hospital

Ullevål Hospital

Postal address
P. O. Box 4956 Nydalen
N-0424 Oslo

Street address
Kirkeveien 166
0450 Oslo 

Oslo University Hospital

The Norwegian Radium Hospital

Postal address
P. O. Box 4953 Nydalen
N-0424 Oslo

Street address
Ullernchausseen 70
0379 Oslo

Oslo University Hospital

Aker Hospital

Postal address
P. O. Box 4959 Nydalen
N-0424 Oslo

Street address
Trondheimsveien 235
 0586 Oslo

About the hospital

International level

We carry out advanced patient treatment, research and trial treatments, give advice and provide education on international levels. The hospital is Scandinavia’s largest and we each year carry out more than 1.2 million patient treatments. Oslo University Hospital is responsible for approximately 50 percent of all medical and healthcare research conducted at Norwegian hospitals and is a significant role player within the education of a large variety of health care personnel. We are an emergency hospital for East and Southern Norway and have national emergency assignments. The hospital is furthermore responsible for ambulance services, the 113 emergency calls service (equivalent to 911), air ambulance and patient transportation in Oslo and the County of Akershus.

Fourteen divisions

Oslo University Hospital consists of fourteen medical divisions in addition to Division of Technology and Innovation, and the central unit Oslo Hospital Services, which provides non-medical services to the rest of the hospital. More than 20,000 employees are engaged with activities at more than 40 different locations. The hospital is owned by the South-Eastern Regional Health Authority and consists of the former health trusts of Aker University Hospital, Rikshospitalet University Hospital and Ullevål University Hospital.

Organisation chart (click to enlarge):

OUS Organisation Chart - Engelsk organisasjonskart 

The way ahead

Merging the former health trusts of Aker University Hospital, Rikshospitalet University Hospital and Ullevål University Hospital to the new trust of Oslo University Hospital, has brought together professional environments from each unit, thus providing patients with services which are even better adapted to their needs.

Brought together in joint premises

The hospital has had a joint management since January 2010. We are now working to offer patients unified geographic services. The local hospital activities will in due time be assembled in Ullevål hospital, while most of the regional and national assignments will be brought together in Rikshospitalet within existing and new buildings. The number of patients in the hospital’s catchment area was reduced by approximately 170,000 in 2011. These patients are served by Akershus University Hospital and the new health trust Vestre Viken. The next natural step for us is to bring our services together in joint premises.

Good patient care pathway

The way we have decided to organise our hospital is based on good patient care pathways. Oslo University Hospital is to provide comprehensive and coherent patient treatment services to every patient all the way from theirhome to the hospital and back again.The aim of our new hospital is to create a well functioning and efficient local hospital, to strengthen highly specialised medicine, conduct research and provide education and innovation on international levels which together makes the hospital attractive for patients as well as professionals.  


A major part of the total medical research carried out at Norwegian medical centres is performed at Oslo University Hospital. This is the result of the hospital’s general research strategy and its extensive international and national network cooperation.

In this way, the medical centre complies with the requirements of its owner and patients relating to its role as national reference hospital, responsible for introducing and developing new medical examination methods, treatment methods and follow-ups. Research that supports prioritised areas of commitment will also safeguard the operation and development of national and multi-regional assignments, as well as the functions of the medical resource centres.

Research strategy 2016-2020 (pdf) Visit our research web pages at ous-research.no Visit The Institute for Cancer Genetics and Informatics (ICGI) (a department within the Division of Cancer Medicine at Oslo University Hospital)

About health, rights and online self-service solutions

On thes pages we have selected a variety of information for our English speaking users. Amongst these you will find information about health, rights and our online self-service solutions.

Go to helsenorge.no 


Oslo University Hospital has established a dedicated email address for employees or others (partners, suppliers, patients, ect) who wish to alert of unethical, illegal or unwanted practices or episodes within our organization. This email account is intended to make whistleblowing safe and easy to do within our organization.

Read about whisteblowing at Oslo University Hospital and find contactinformation

Work and education

Read about work and education at Oslo University Hospital

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