Clinical Nutrition

Good  nutrition is essential for good health, and diet is of great importance for the prevention and treatment of numerous diseases. Department of Clinical Nutrition has a particular focus on prevention and treatment of disease related malnutrition, as part of the overall nutrition strategy of Haukeland University Hospital. Dietitians provide dietary advice and nutrition therapy as sole or part of the treatment of many diseases. Department of Clinical Nutrition is an internal service that receives both in- and outpatient referrals from all clinical departments.

What do we do at the hospital? 

Our primary task is to provide service to patients and health staff at Haukeland University Hospital in line with the overall nutrition stategy of Helse Bergen. We have a particular focus on prevention and treatment of disease related malnutrition. 

We are an internal service, and we accept referrals for individual assessment of nutritional status and nutrient intake as well as initiating dietary treatment.
We are also responsible for the nutrition education of groups of patients, health professionals and students. 

Patients and healthcare professionals outside the hospital may be offered: 

  • Nutrition information by phone: 55 97 38 32, Monday-Friday 09:00 - 10:00
  • Written nutrition information / brochures by post
  • Learning and Mastery center in Bergen (LMS) arranges courses for various disease related groups where nutrition is one of the topics

Websites of relevance



  • Monday 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Tuesday 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Wednesday 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Thursday 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Friday 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  • Saturday CLOSED
  • Sunday CLOSED


Contact point

Armauer Hansens Hus (AHH), Haukeland University Hospital

Outpatient clinic
Klinisk ernæring poliklinikk, ventesone (waiting area). Sentralblokka, 2.nd floor. 

Armauer Hansens hus

Haukelandsveien 28

​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.

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 the website 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 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​.

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.

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 facilities at Haukeland are divided into separate zones in and around the hospital grounds.
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​.

Read more about parking

General information

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.

​Ordinary hospital visiting hours are between 5:00pm and 8:00pm. 

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 the patient is not able to leave the room, we kindly ask for you to arrange in advance with the staff for visits outside the regular visiting hours.

All patients and visitors can use free wireless internet in most areas of the hospital. is a wireless network for visitors, patients and staff.

How to connect to our guest network:

  1. Connect to the wireless guest network (
  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.