The Danish health care system
The Danish health care service covers many different institutions and functions in the public arena.
Their common aim is to heal and prevent illness and promote public health in Denmark.
When are you covered?
If you are a permanent resident in Denmark, you are entitled to help from the Danish health service. When you move to Denmark, you are covered by the Danish health insurance system from the day you register with the national registration office. Most examinations and treatments are free, all you need is a health card.
If you are staying in Denmark temporarily and are not registered with the national registration office, you are entitled to free treatment by the public health service if you suddenly fall ill. However, you will only receive free treatment which enables you to travel home.
If you are covered by public health insurance in an EU country, Iceland, Norway or Liechtenstein, you are entitled to emergency treatment in the Danish public health care service.