It is very important that you get a yellow health insurance card.
Denmark has an extensive public healthcare system that offers free consultation and treatment at a local doctor’s, emergency wards and public hospitals.
If you work legally in Denmark, you are covered by the Danish health insurance system. Most examinations and treatments are free, but you need to register and get a health insurance card.
Children are covered by the health insurance scheme together with their mother or father until they reach the age of 15 and are insured independently of their parents.
Above you can order a new yellow health insurance card (“sundhedskort”). The card is free of charge in connection with a change of address – and with a change of name after getting married.
If you need medical treatment during travels in the EU, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein (EEA), or Switzerland you will have to use the blue European Health Insurance Card..
Who can get the blue European Health Insurance Card?
You can get the blue European Health Insurance Card if you live in Denmark, are a citizen of an EU country, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Switzerland and you are covered by national health insurance in Denmark.
In special cases, you may be entitled to a European Health Insurance Card if you:
- live abroad and work in Denmark or
- are posted by a Danish employer to work in another country.
In addition, you may be entitled to a European health insurance card if you are a stateless person, a recognised refugee or a family member of a person covered by national health insurance in Denmark. A family member is your spouse or common-law partner and your children under 18 years of age. However, parents of children who are citizens of an EU/EEA country or Switzerland are not entitled to a blue European Health Insurance Card.
How can you order the blue European Health Insurance Card?
If you are covered by the Danish health insurance, you can order the card for free online.
NB! Du skal bestille tid på forhånd. Ring til tlf. 46 11 14 50 (kontaktcenter).