Health Care and Dentists

Do you need to go to the doctor or hospital? In Denmark, this is a part of our health insurance.
Health insurance card

Denmark has a public health insurance system. The Danish public healthcare system is tax-financed and the majority of health services such as hospital services and visits to doctors are free of charge.

The health insurance card is your documentation when you need treatment and services within the public health insurance e.g. if you need to see a general practitioner or go to the hospital. This card is often referred to as the “yellow” health insurance card.

You must always bring your health insurance card with you when you need health services. The card carries your name, address, civil registration (CPR) number and the name, address and telephone number of your general practitioner.

Dentist is free for children

All children in Denmark are entitled to free dental health care from the age of 0 to 18. They attend regular dental check-ups. Here, they learn how to look after their teeth, and their teeth are treated and adjusted where necessary.

Adults over 18 must find their own private dentist. You have to pay for check-ups and treatment but the state pays part of the cost. This amount is automatically deducted from your bill.

Visit the homepage of the municipal dentist care in Hornsyld (in Danish)