Region Västra Götaland


If you are ill, need healthcare or have general questions concerning the healthcare in Västra Götaland, please call the healthcare service at number 1177. If you call from outside Sweden the number is: +46 771 11 77 00.

In case of emergency call 112.

Primary healthcare and hospitals

New in Sweden? Read about the healthcare system


Region Västra Götaland is a driving force for the development in western Sweden. We collaborate on many levels with academia, the private sector and other public organisations. We are also an active partner in the EU with a track record of many succesful projects. Read more about regional development.

Public Transport

As a public transport authority, Region Västra Götaland decides the principles behind how public transport is to be extended and where investments are to be made in order to have the greatest possible impact. The aim is for public transport to contribute to achieving our vision of "the good life". 

Read more about public transport in Västra Götaland

Travel information and route planner (Web site of Västtrafik) 

Jobs and Internships

Looking for a job or internship in western Sweden? Region Västra Götaland offer a wide variety of jobs in the public sector.


The highest decision-making body in Region Västra Götaland is the Regional Council. Its 149 members are directly elected by the region’s inhabitants every four years. The Regional Council convenes eight times a year in Vänersborg, the main seat of the political organisation. Read more about how Region Västra Götaland is governed.


Västra Götaland is Sweden’s foremost region for culture. Through dedicated effort and the country’s largest cultural budget, both in absolute terms and per capita, culture has a self-evident role in social life. Read more about culture.