The Danish Health Card

When you register with the Municipality you will be issued with a civil registration number (a ‘CPR’-number) and a Danish Health insurance card (Also known as 'the Yellow card').

The health insurance card is your documentation that you are entitled to the services offered under the Danish health insurance scheme.

Approximately two weeks after you have registered, your national health insurance card will be sent to your Danish address. The card will show your name and address, your CPR number and the name and address of your doctor.

It is advisable always to carry this card with you as it is required whenever you need to see a doctor, a dentist or go to hospital – or when you want to take out books from the library.