The Department of Physiotherapy is part of The Orthopedic Clinic, and the Physiotherapy Manager Else Sterndorff is both professional and administrative manager/head of the department.  The PT department has in total 90 positions, and a few project workers. The Department of Physiotherapy serves all clinical departments at Haukeland University Hospital. The Therapy Pool is managed by the Department of Physiotherapy.

The most important tasks for the department are assessment and treatment of patients, information to relatives, research and professional development as well as teaching and coaching of students and co-workers inside and outside of the hospital. The physiotherapists work closely with medical doctors, nurses and other staff in the hospital. On discharge of patients the physiotherapists co-operate with health personnel outside the hospital. The Bergen University College and the University of Bergen are both important collaborators for the Department of Physiotherapy with regards to education of physiotherapists.

The Department of Physiotherapy primarily treats in-patients, but also offers out-patient service to patients in the need of specialised treatment. Patients are treated both individually and in groups. They are treated in gyms, in the therapy pool or in patient rooms. Some patients are only seen by the PT one or a few times, while others receive physiotherapy over a long periode of time. The problem of each patient decides which kind of help or treatment modality is chosen, and the patients are encouraged to assist as much as possible in their own treatment.



  • Monday 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Tuesday 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Wednesday 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Thursday 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 2:30 PM
  • Saturday CLOSED
  • Sunday CLOSED


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Jonas Lies vei 71

5053 Bergen

​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

​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.