The Department of Occupational Medicine offers a wide range of services including Occupational Health slinic, allergology, diving medicine and maritime medicine. We have an active research environment within all our disciplines.
The Department of Occupational Medicine consists of four specialist departments and offers specialist advice, courses and patient education within occupational health, allergology, diving medicine and maritime medicine. We provide the national service within the specialist health care services for elective hyperbaric oxygen therapy (pressure chamber), specific bronchial provocation for occupational asthma, the occupational medical examination of professional divers and the telemedicine advice service for seafarers (Radio Medico).
The term national services in the specialist health care services is a common term for national / bi-regional treatment services and national competence services. National services consist of highly specialized treatment and/or competence that should be centralized to one or two institutions in the country in order to be able to provide high quality services and competence.
Director Alf Henrik Andreassen leads the Department.
Hyperbaric Medical Unit
Contact pointWe are located in Konrad Birkhaugs hus (formerly Old Medicine B), south of the Central Block within Haukeland University Hospital. The main entrance is opposite Marie Joys hus. Step free access to the building can be found to the right of the main door.
Konrad Birkhaug's house
Visiting address at Haukeland
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.
Patients who are to be admitted to the Accident and Emergency Department, may be driven to the entrance at the back of the hospital main building (Sentralblokka), but there are no fixed parking spaces on this side.
Parking facilities at Haukeland are divided into separate zones in and around the hospital grounds. The closest parking facility to the Accident and Emergency Department is the parking deck under the hospital main building (Sentralblokka).
There is a pharmacy in the foyer of the main hospital building (Sentralblokka). This is a public pharmacy operated by Sjukehusapoteka Vest.
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.
Gjest.ihelse.net is a wireless network for visitors, patients and staff.
How to connect to our guest network:
- Connect to the wireless guest network (gjest.ihelse.net)
- A browser should open automatically. (If the login window does not appear, try to open the browser manually).
- Read the terms carefully.
- 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.
- Occupational Outpatient Clinic
The Occupational Medical Outpatient clinic assesses patients with work-related illnesses. We help to prevent disease and promote good health by disseminating and increasing knowledge about the relationship between health and chemical, biological, physical and psychosocial environmental factors.
- Planned hyperbaric oxygen therapy
The Norwegian National Unit for Planned Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment welcome patients from all over the country. Planned HBOT takes place in six monoplacechambers at Haukeland University Hospital.
- Regional Centre for Asthma, Allergy and Other Hypersensitivity illnesses in Western Norway
Regional Centre for Asthma, Allergy and Other Hypersensitivity illnesses in Western Norway is a multidisciplinary specialist clinic that supplements the work of other departments in the hospital and in the region.
- Specific bronchial provocation in occupational asthma
Assessment at the national centre for specific bronchial provocation in occupational asthma is available for all patients with suspected allergic occupational asthma. This is an investigation for those patients in whom the diagnosis is part...