Denmark has a comprehensive healthcare system based on the principle of equal access.
Health insurance card
Your health insurance card, also referred to as the 'yellow card', is proof that you are covered by the Danish healthcare system. It allows you to receive healthcare treatment in Denmark, Greenland, and the Faroe Islands, and is used in a number of different situations such as when you visit the doctor. Medical prescriptions and dental treatment, however, are not covered by the health insurance card.
Once you have informed the municipal authorities of your arrival and have received a CPR number, you are included in the general Danish health insurance scheme. You choose your doctor when you register for your CPR number at the International Citizen Service or Borgerservice.
Your health insurance card will be sent to you by post. Please make sure to have your name on your mailbox.
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.
Are you expecting a baby or have small children?
- Call 112 for emergency assistance (ambulance, police and fire services).
- Call 114 for general police assistance (non-emergencies).