When you register for the National Register (Folkeregistret) at the Citizen Service in your municipality of residence, you will be asked to choose your general practitioner (GP) as your family doctor. Children under the age of 15 will have the same doctor as their parents.
The Citizen Service will issue your (Yellow) Danish Health Insurance Card by mail and it states your personal information: name, address and Civil Personal Registration number (CPR number) and the name and address of your GP.
You must bring your Yellow Danish Health Insurance Card when you visit the GP, dentist, hospital emergency or in the event of hospitalization in Denmark. If you travel to other countries in Europe, you must bring the blue European Health Insurance Card.
Before visiting you GP/family doctor, you need to call beforehand to make an appointment. Visiting hours are from 8:00 – 16.00.
Emergency Doctor/Room – (vagtlægen/skadestuen)
If you need a doctor between 16.00 and 8.00 on weekdays, or around the clock at weekends and public holidays, you must call the emergency doctor service before visiting the emergency doctor. The telephone number of your emergency doctor service in the Central Jutland is 70 11 31 31.
The Danish health care system
Denmark has a comprehensive public health care system, including doctors, medical specialists, hospitals, health service, home care, health visitor services, pediatric dental care and more. The Danish health care system is based on the principle of equal access to the health care system's services for all citizens. For further information go to Expatindenmark.dk.