General practitioners

When you first arrive, and register for a CPR-number, you will be asked to choose a general practitioner (GP), who will be your first point of entry to the health care system, when you have a health issue.

You must book an appointment with your GP before visiting the surgery. You can consult your GP when you are sick or otherwise require a consultation. The GP also provides prescriptions, vaccinations, advice on birth control and pregnancy, gynaecological examinations, advice on stopping smoking, and referrals to specialists or for hospital treatment when needed. . Your GP can treat some health problems immediately. Others may require a referral for further examination or treatment by a specialist or treatment at a hospital.

Name, address and telephone number of your GP will be stated on your health insurance card. General practitioners’ surgeries are open 8 am to 4 pm Monday to Friday.