In Denmark, every citizen has free access to a doctor or GP (General Practitioner). The name of your doctor is listed on your health card (sundhedskort).
You can consult your GP when you are ill or have suffered a minor injury. Your GP can refer you to further treatment or an examination.
You can make an appointment for an examination or for a personal consultation with your GP. Your GP also offers tele-consultations if you need to renew your prescription, etc.
Via your GP’s web site (see www.sundhed.dk/find-behandler), you can book appointments, renew your prescription and send your GP an email.
In the event of acute illness outside of normal surgery hours, you can contact the out-of-hours medical services (lægevagten) at (+45) 38 69 38 69.
For life-threatening situations always ring 112.
If you are unsure about a health issue or injury, and whether you need treatment or not, you can get advice and guidance on this emergency line. Just dial 1813 and you can speak to a specially trained nurse. You can call around the clock, the nurses are always available to give clear and understandable explanations and answers. No question is too big or too small.
Read more at:
- When moving: Flytning (borger.dk)
- When you want to change the terms of your national health insurance: Ændring af sikringsgruppe (borger.dk)
- When you want to choose a medical practitioner: Find behandler (sundhed.dk)
The Danish yellow healthcard