Health Insurance Card (Sundhedskort)

Denmark has an extensive public Health Care System that offers free consultation and treatment at your local doctor (GP), the emergency wards, and public hospitals.

Most examinations and treatments are free, but you must register and get a health insurance card.

When the national health insurance covers you, you can register with a general practitioner (GP) and receive a yellow health insurance card. The health insurance card documents that you are entitled to the services offered under the national health insurance scheme.

The card was previously called ‘Sygesikringsbevis‘ but has changed its name to ‘Sundhedskort.’

Registration usually is part of your CPR registration procedure. Approximately two weeks after registering, your national health insurance card will be sent to your Danish address. The card will show your name and address, your CPR number, and the name, address, and phone number of your General Practitioner (Praktiserende Læge).

It is advisable always to carry this card with you as it is required whenever you need to see a doctor, or a dentist, go to the hospital or pick up prescription medicine at the drug store (Apotek) – and when you want to pick a book/books from the library.

Click below to read more about the national health care system and how to get the Health Insurance Card:

An electronic version is available as well. Click below to install the app:

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