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Settwell Relocation
Rolighedsvej 9
DK-1958 Frederiksberg C

Settwell Relocation
Hack Kampmanns Plads 2, niveau 3 
DK-8000 Aarhus C

Phone: +45 3534 9295

Healthcare and insurance

Denmark has a comprehensive public health care program. The standard is high and all hospital visits and medical care is free of charge. Medicine and dental treatments are not covered, however, subsided depending on the situation.

All visitors from other countries who become acutely ill are free to go to the emergency room.

The public health care will cover medical attention on vacations around Europe if the trip is shorter than one month. If on business or vacation lasting more than one month, the blue EU health card must be used. To obtain the blue EU health card please visit the website Please be aware that if you receive medical attention in a country that charges for health care, you will be reimbursed when returning to Denmark. 

For medical information the below websites are very informative:

Medical information children

Medical information adults

Blue European health insurance card

From 1 August 2014 the yellow health insurance card will no longer cover as health insurance on private travels outside Denmark, Greenland, and the Faroe Islands. If you are an EU citizen and need medical treatment during private travels in the EU, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Switzerland you will have to use the blue European health insurance card.

The blue European health insurance card entitles you to the same treatment as the citizens in the country you are visiting. If you need to pay for treatment up front, your municipality can help you reimburse your costs when back in Denmark again. The coverage varies depending on the country visiting. If you wish to avoid any kind of self-payment for treatment, you must take out a private travel insurance.

The blue European health insurance card is ordered for free at using your NemID. You can order cards for your spouse and children if living in the same household as you. Please be aware that the blue European health insurance card is valid for one year only and will not cover as a health insurance on business travels. It is valid on private travels only.

Remember, if you travel outside the EU/EEA and Switzerland, neither the yellow nor the blue health insurance card will cover you.

Dental care

Dental care in Denmark is of very high standard but costly though. The cost of dental care is subsidized through the Danish health care system but the majority of the cost lies with you. Hence you are free to choose any dentist. No referral need.

Please search for a dentist on Dental Union Website

All children in Denmark are entitled to free dental health care from the age of 0 to 18.

There are a large number of dental clinics in Denmark mostly located at public schools. Children attend regular dental check-ups learning how to look after their teeth, and their teeth are treated and adjusted where necessary. Children are automatically called for a dental check-up.

Emergency Dental Treatment
Emergency clinics - Tandlægevagten – are for dental problems outside opening hours only. Children are still free of charge.

Oslo Plads 14
2100 København Ø (Østerbro)
Daily 8–9.30pm
Weekends and holidays 10am-12pm and 8-9.30pm
No appointment – just show up!

Dental Klinikken
Havnegade 51
1058 København K
Phone: + 45 7022 3530
Weekends and holidays by appointment only

For emergency clinics closer to you, please look at


Is it urgent?

Fire brigade/Ambulance/Police 112

In the event of acute illness or injury, you must call first.
Weekdays from 8am to 4pm, call your own doctor or a local doctor. 
Weekdays from 4pm to 8am, at weekends and on public holidays, call the emergency doctor service on:

Region Hovedstaden (Greater Copenhagen) 1813 Akuttelefon Greater Copenhagen

Region Sjælland (Sealand) 7015 0700 Lægevagten Region Sjælland

Region Midtjylland (Central Jutland) 7011 3131 Lægevagten Region Midtjylland

Region Nordjylland (Northern Jutland) 7015 0300 Lægevagten Region Nordjylland

Region Syddanmark (South Jutland and Funen) 7011 0707 Lægevagten Region Syddanmark 

Pregnancy and birth

Pregnancy and birth
If pregnant, please contact your General practitioner. The General practitioner will make first examinations and create a maternity record. The maternity record must be brought along at all subsequent appointments with both the General practitioner and the midwife. All data will be filed in the maternity record. The General practitioner will inform the midwife about pregnancy and first appointment will follow automatically at the hospital. Together with the General Practitioner you will choose which hospital to give birth at. Home birth with the assistance of a midwife is also possible.  

A newborn child in Denmark by foreign parents will automatically receive a CPR number. Very important is to apply for a residence permit too. Parents are required to apply for residence permit with SIRI (non EU citizens) or Statsforvaltningen (EU citizens). Following the newborn child can be registered at the local municipality. 

All women have the right to abortion at a hospital the first twelve weeks of their pregnancy. Women wanting abortion must contact the General practitioner who will refer them to a hospital.

Health visitor
A health visitor will visit mom and newborn child at home until the age of two years. The health visit will cover the health of the child and the family in general. The health visitor will set up mother groups as well where mothers with newly born babies all living in the same area get together. All children are examined and vaccinated by the General practitioner free of charge. First examination will usually take place when the child is five weeks old and first vaccination when three months old. Vaccinations are necessary to protect children against a number of serious diseases. Appointments with the General practitioner are for parents to book. 

Cervix cancer screenings
Preventative screenings for cervix cancer are offered to all women in Denmark. Every three years, all women aged between 23 and 59 receive a letter offering a screening for cervix cancer. The examination is done by the General practitioner.

Private insurances

Settwell Relocation recommends you to take out 3d party insurance during your stay in Denmark. 

Kindly contact some of the insurance companies below for a free quotation. Remember that many factors are taken into consideration when calculating the price such as coverage amount, address, age etc. The insurance companies will assist you determining your specific needs and costs.

Alka Forsikring

Alm. Brand Forsikring

Codan Forsikring

Danske Forsikring

Købstædernes Forsikring

Top Danmark

Trekroner Forsikring

Tryg Forsikring

In Denmark private health insurance is often provided through employers. A health insurance package will cover the few areas that the public system does not cover. Kindly ask your HR department for more information. You can of course purchase a private insurance yourself. Kindly contact the insurance companies listed above for more information. 

When travelling, it is always a good idea to have a travel insurance. The insurance companies listed above all provide travelling insurance like the following companies:  

Europæiske Rejseforsikring

Gouda Rejseforsikring


Danske Rejseforsikring

Yellow health insurance card

When registering with the municipality every family member receives a health insurance card (the yellow card) stating own personal information and contact information for your personal general practitioner. The yellow card must be presented at all visits to doctors, emergency rooms and hospitals.

General practitioners are usually first point of consultation in the event of illness. General practitioners deal with much more than diseases and will make sure that you get the treatment and therapy you need. Most people have the same general practitioner for years with the advantage of the doctor knowing the family and their case history well. General practitioners will refer to a specialist if needed by writing a referral letter. The only specialists where no referral is required are eye and ear, nose and throat specialists. You will find specialists at both hospitals and smaller clinics. The general practitioner will write you a prescription for medicine. Prescription medicine can only be bought at pharmacies. “Over the counter” medicine and herbal remedies can be bought at local specialty stores and in supermarkets.

The individual municipalities are responsible for preventative health care programs for children under 18 years of age.

Moving to a new address, you can change general practitioner. Such change is free of charge. If you wish to change general practitioner later on, it will have an administrative cost.