Department of Medical Genetics is a departement that provides the Western Norway Health Authority´s medical genetics service functions. The department is the only one in the Western Norway Health region that provides this service, but is organized under and located in the Helse Bergen health trust. Its main activities are performed at Haukeland University Hospital. Department of Medical Genetics has extensive outpatient activities at other hospitals, mostly at Stavanger University Hospital.
The medical genetics service functions include genetic assessment, testing and genetic counselling of individual patients, persons at risk, families with hereditary diseases and prenatal diagnostics.
The main areas within this field are oncogenetics, cardiogenetics, hereditary neurological disease and syndrome diagnostics. Department of Medical Genetics is one of two genetics departments in Norway that offer a program of presymptomatic testing for Huntington´s disease. The department runs a surveillance program to diagnose and/or treat disease in persons at risk.
In addition to clinical assessement, medical genetic laboratory diagnostics, genetic testing and chromosome analysis are also important for assessment, diagnosing and counselling purposes.
Department of Medical Genetics manages an average of 2,500 patients a year, and so far we have examined and are responsible for following up nearly 7,000 families. The center has approximately 100 employees.
Contact pointHaukeland University Hospital
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.
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.
Tide and Nettbuss operate express coaches on several long-distance routes to the centre of Bergen.
Bybanen Light Rail
The closest Bybanen station is Haukeland sjukehus, only a 5 minute walk from the station to the hospital. The station is located to the North of the hospital main building, Sentralblokka, next to the buildings Glasblokkene. Timetables are available at the website Skyss.no.
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.
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 and the Bybanen Light Rail (line 2).
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.
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 facilities at Haukeland are divided into separate zones in and around the hospital grounds.
Parking spaces are very limited, however. Out of consideration 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.