For current international students


Emergency treatment is free for everyone in Denmark.

In cases of emergency dial 112 (free call from pay phones). Ask for an ambulance, the police or the fire department, state your name, address and the telephone number you are calling from. Stay by the telephone until your information has been confirmed.

If you need emergency treatment you can contact the Accident and Emergency Section at the local hospital (Skadestuen), which is open day and night for injuries accurred within the last 24 hours. On those conditions, emergency treatment is free.

In case of an emergency of acute illness outside the doctor’s opening hours (8am-4pm), please use the “lægevagten”. For the Southern Denmark region call tel: 7011 07 07. For the rest of Denmark the contact information can be found here.

How to get in touch with a doctor

If you need to see your doctor you must usualy telephone his/her office between 08:00 and 09:00 a.m. to make an appointment. The name, telephone number and address of your doctor is written on your health insurance card. You can also look it up in the telephone directory under “Læger”. You must always remember to bring your yellow health insurance card.

If you need to consult a doctor on weekdays between 16:00 and 08:00, during weekends or public holidays you must call the doctor on duty (Lægevagten) as mentioned above. It could be in case of acute illness. You have to call in advance to talk to a doctor before going to see him/her.

It is always a good idea to bring with you accurate and complete physical and mental health information to secure a safe and healthy study abroad experience.

About this page

This page is updated by Stephanie Sørensen May 22, 2015.