Once you are registered in the national registration office, you are entitled to choose a family doctor/GP you can contact if you fall ill.
GPs serve an important function in the Danish public health service. Your GP will also handle prescriptions, vaccinations and certain types of contraception, and will also assist with disease prevention.
Your GP/family doctor is able to handle many cases, but you will usually need a referral from your GP to be treated at the accident and emergency department (A&E) and to receive hospital and specialist treatment.
You will need to make an appointment before going to see your GP.
Citizens’ Services has list of the doctors you can choose between.
Change of GP
You can register with a new GP whenever you want. You must be at least 15 years old to change your GP.
The change will take effect teh same day you have requested it and paid the applicable fee. Contact Citizens’ Services to hear more about the GPs you can register with.
What does it cost?
You can register with a new GP free of charge if:
- you change your address your GP stops
- In all instances, a fee of DKK 175 is charged to register with another GP.