The health insurance card is your documentation that you are entitled to treatment and services under the public health insurance scheme. This card is often referred to as the “yellow” health insurance card (det gule sygesikringsbevis in Danish).
You must bring your health insurance card with you to receive treatment.
How do I get a health insurance card?
You will automatically receive your personal health insurance card after registering at the Citizen Service Centre and getting your CPR-Number.
Who is your GP?
The name, address and telephone number of your chosen General Practitioner is printed on your
health insurance card at the top right hand corner of the yellow box.
The card has important information printed on it, including:
- Your name, address, and civil registration (CPR) number;
- Name, address, and telephone number of your General Practitioner.
Important changes effective August 1, 2014 - Blue EU Card
From August 1, 2014 your yellow health insurance card can no longer be used as travel insurance. You must either have a blue EU health insurance card or obtain private travel insurance.
The blue EU card covers travel within the EU, Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland, if the duration of your stay is less than one year.
You can apply for a blue EU card online here (in Danish).
Contact Citizen Service for assistance.