All residents in Denmark are entitled to free emergency treatment.
People with residency in Denmark
Those, who are registered with the municipal civil registration office in Denmark, are automatically covered by Denmark's health insurance scheme after a period of six weeks. Hence, it is strongly recommended that you arrange for health insurance to cover any incidental medical bills for the first eight weeks of your stay – eight weeks in order to be sure to be covered by an insurance in case the issue of the Danish Health Service card is to be delayed.
People that are coming from the EU countries, Croatia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Macedonia, Morocco, Norway, Pakistan, Quebec, Slovenia, Switzerland and Turkey, can avoid the waiting period, if they are covered by the national health insurance scheme of their home country. The national health care authorities in the home country should be contacted.
Please note that the ordinary health insurance does not cover expenses connected to home transport in the case of for example severe illness. We would therefore advise you to consider taking out a private insurance. Some insurance companies extend their cover to other countries, so contact your current insurance company in the first instance for further information.