Healthcare in Denmark

Understand the healthcare system in Denmark from registering for health insurance to seeking medical treatment…

Health care in Denmark is financed by taxes and is free for all permanent residents. Local authorities are responsible for issuing the national health insurance card which is needed to participate in the health care system. There is also an option to receive supplementary, private healthcare, if the patient is willing to cover the extra cost.

This section features information about how to register for health insurance, locate a doctor or pharmacy, and pay for medical care. In addition, there are details on the services provided for new mothers and babies in Denmark, as well as a list of vital telephone numbers that can be contacted in case of emergency.