The Danish health care service covers many different institutions and functions in the public arena.
Their common aim is to heal and prevent illness and promote public health in Denmark.
If you are a permanent resident in Denmark, you are entitled to help from the Danish health service. When you move to Denmark, you are covered by the Danish health insurance system from the day you register with the national registration office.
Once you are registered in the national registration office, you are entitled to choose a family doctor/GP you can contact if you fall ill.
The out-of-hours medical service is open when your own GP is closed – in the evening and at weekends.
Accident and emergency (A&E) departments treat serious injuries which your own GP is unable to treat, for example a broken finger.
Hospitals perform patient examinations and operations, and most women give birth in hospital.
Are you pregnant, do you have an infant, or a child in school? The Danish Health Care system offers help and support focusing on your family’s health and wellbeing.