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Emergency Medical Services

Your general practitioner (GP) is usually the first person to contact in case of illness. If you need medical treatment outside normal opening hours (after 16:00, on weekends and on public holidays), you must contact the regional emergency doctor service via telephone. In Denmark you are always required to call the emergency medical service before you turn up at an emergency medical consultation or a hospital.

In Danish the emergency doctor service is called lægevagten and a doctor on call is a vagtlæge.

Calling the emergency doctor service

When you call the emergency doctor service you will be asked for your CPR number, or if you are calling on behalf of someone else the CPR number of that person.

When you call the emergency doctor service, it is a good idea to:

  • Have your Health Insurance Card ready (remember you must also have your Health Insurance Card with you when you attend an emergency medical clinic, your GP or a hospital)
  • Have a list of any medicines you are using or usually use

Emergency 112

In case of emergency, call 112. When you call 112, you will be asked to state your name, the address as well as the telephone number from which you are calling. You will also be asked to explain the circumstances for your call. 

It is recommended to download the app "112 app". The app works if you have GPS activated and you press “Ring 1-1-2” in the app to call the Danish emergency number. The police will then be able to locate your position.  

Emergency doctor services in the Central Denmark Region

If you live in the Central Denmark Region and need to contact an emergency doctor, call +45 70 11 31 31.

In the Central Denmark Region, the emergency medical service has after-hours medical consultations at the hospitals in Horsens, Aarhus, Randers, Viborg, Silkeborg, Herning, Holstebro, and Skive. Emergency medical stations are also open during certain periods at the hospitals in Tarm, Ringkøbing, Lemvig, and Grenaa.

Note that you are responsible for transport to and from the emergency medical station. 

The emergency room and emergency medical services in Aarhus is located at Palle Juul-Jensens Boulevard 161, 8200 Aarhus N, entrance J3 (Skejby).  
(you can find the building on this map)

Hospitals in the Central Denmark Region.

Remember: You must call the emergency medical service before you go for a consultation.
Visit for contact information to other regions’ emergency doctor service (in Danish only).

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