Health Insurance Card (yellow card)
Once you receive your CPR number you are covered by the Danish Public Health Care System as long as you live in Denmark. When you get your CPR number you will have been appointed a family doctor (GP).
Making an appointment: If you need to see your GP be sure to call and make an appointment – preferably between 8am and 9am. Most GP’s have office hours between 8am – 4pm Monday to Friday. If you get ill outside of office hours you can call the Emergency Hotline (phone: 1813) – remember to have your CPR number ready when you call.
In acute life-threatening emergencies call 1-1-2
If you need to contact the Police call 1-1-4. In case of an emergency you can still call 1-1-2.
When you have your yellow health card, you are free to choose a dentist among practicing dentists in Denmark. Many dental services are available and most dentists are able to do most of the treatments themselves. Children under the age of 18 receive free dental care. People over 18 pay a subsidised fee for dental care. The state subsidy is already included on the dentist's invoice.
You have to make an appointment to see a dentist. Remember to take your yellow health card when you go!
The Municipal Dental Care Service (0-18 years old)
The Municipal Dental Care Service offers free preventive dental care and dental treatment to children and young people under 18 who are registered in the municipality. They are enrolled automatically and called in for examination/treatments on a regular basis.
Dentists employed in the municipalities work in clinics that are situated in public schools. Children will be assigned the one nearest their home, but parents can change to another school clinic by contacting the administration office. Moreover, you have the option to consult a private dentist, in which case you will have to pay 35% of the costs.
Please contact the administration office before doing so. The Municipal Dental Care Service offers all kinds of treatments and parents are welcome to contact the clinics if they have questions regarding their children’s teeth.