Denmark has a comprehensive healthcare system based on the principle of equal access.
Health insurance card
Your health insurance card (sundhedskort), also referred to as the 'yellow card', is proof that you are covered by the Danish healthcare system. Your CPR number, name, and address are printed on the card, as well as the name and address of your doctor. You have to present your health insurance card whenever you attend an appointment at the doctor's office or the hospital. It is recommended that you keep your health insurance card on you at all times, as it serves as a primary form of ID.
You can read more about the Danish healthcare system at lifeindenmark.dk and The Danish Ministry of Health brochure.
Are you expecting a baby or have small children? Find more information about pregnancy and giving birth in Denmark, and health guidelines for parents with small children by The Danish Ministry of Health.
- Call 112 for emergency assistance (ambulance, police and fire services).
- Call 114 for general police assistance (non-emergencies).