The yellow health card
If you work legally in Denmark, public medical help and hospital treatment are free of charge for you and your family. However, you need to pay for medicine and dental treatment. You can read more about how to order the yellow health card.
Click here to order the yellow health card
This online self-service is in Danish, but you can always get help to fill in forms and online applications at the local citizen service center or at the library. Remember to bring your NemID.
How to get help with online self-services in Danish
Most of the online self-services are in Danish, but you can always get help to fill in forms and online applications at the local citizen service center or at the library. Or maybe you can get help from a Dane.
Remember to bring your NemID
National health insurance
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.
Getting your health insurance card
When you are covered by the national health insurance, you can register with a general practitioner (GP) and receive a yellow health insurance card.
The health insurance card is documentation that you are entitled to the services offered under the national health insurance scheme. You can order the health insurance card through the 'Self service'-section above.
Approximately two weeks after you have registered, 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 and address of your doctor.
It is advisable always to carry this card with you as it is required whenever you need to see a doctor, a dentist or go to hospital – or when you want to take out books from the library.