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The Danish Healthcare System

Denmark has a comprehensive healthcare system accessible to all citizens and residents. There are many hospitals and healthcare facilities, and healthcare services are of a high standard. All citizens residing in Denmark have the right to free treatment by their local doctor, hospitalizing, and specialist doctors. You can, via referrals from your doctor, get subsidies for medicine, dental care, dental care, physiotherapy, podiatry, chiropractic care, and psychological care.


On this page, you will find information about:


  • General Practitioners (GP) (including how do I get one)

  • Doctor on Call (Vagtlæge 🇩🇰) (when your GP is closed)

  • Emergency Room (Not life-threatening situations) and Call of Ambulance via 112 (Serious accidents) 

  • Hospitalizing

  • Need of other doctors or healthcare specialists 

  • Helpful apps/ phone numbers to know about and to install on your mobile. 

Download Danish healthcare pamphlet

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