As soon as you are registered in Denmark, the Danish health insurance entitles you to free emergency medical treatment by a general practitioner and in public hospitals. Upon registering, the municipality will send you the national health insurance card (“sundhedskort”), which you should always carry with you. The card is your proof that you are entitled to all public healthcare services in Denmark and must be presented at all visits to doctors, hospitals and at pharmacists when collecting prescription medicine.
The card states your name, address and your Civil Personal Registration number (CPR number) as well as the name and address of your doctor. For trips within Europe, please order the “blue card” from the municipality. This will entitle you to the same type of medical care as the residents of the country that you visit.
Citizens from Nordic countries are automatically entitled to the same medical treatment as Danish nationals.
Citizens from European countries should also bring the blue European Health Insurance card (EHIC) obtained in their home country. After obtaining the CPR number and the yellow card (“sundhedskort”) EU citizens are covered by the Danish health insurance.
Other citizens (requiring student visas to Denmark)
Please make sure to register for the Danish health insurance card immediately upon arrival in Denmark as you are only covered by the Danish health insurance from this date.