The blue European Health Insurance Card
From August 1, 2014 the yellow Health Insurance Card will no longer cover as health insurance on travels outside Denmark, Greenland, and the Faroe Islands. 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. You can read more about how to order the blue European Health Insurance Card.
Go to the borger.dk page to order the blue European Health Insurance Card (This application is only available in Danish.)
Who can order a European Health Insurance Card in Denmark
EU citizens who are covered by the Danish health insurance can order the card for free online. To order the card, you will have to use your personal "Nem-ID" login. If you, in the case of special circumstances, are not able to order the blue card online, you must contact the registration office "Folkeregisteret", at your local Citizen Service Center.
Book your appointment here for Citizen Service
If you do not have a Danish citizenship or a citizenship of another member state of the EU, an EEA country or Switzerland, please be aware that from August 1, 2014, the Danish public coverage of expenses for medical treatment during a holiday in another Nordic country will change. You might not be entitled to any public coverage of expenses for medical treatment during travel in other EU/EEA countries or Switzerland except the Nordic countries.
Non-EU citizens who can order a European Health insurance card
Non-EU citizens married to or in cohabitation with an EU or Danish citizen can order the card at the registration office "Folkeregistret" at their local municipality.