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Health Insurance Card

When you have registered at Citizens’ Services and been issued a CPR number, you are covered by the Danish health insurance system. A yellow, credit card sized Health Insurance Card will be sent to your address. 

General information about the Health Insurance Card

Your Health Insurance Card is proof that you are covered by the Danish healthcare system. You will have to present your Health Insurance Card in connection with all healthcare services, such as GP or hospital visits - including visits to the accident and emergency department.

Your health insurance card is also often requested as a means of proof of your CPR number. You will be asked for your health insurance card by most public and many private service points as a means of identification of your CPR number. It is recommended that you always have your health insurance card with you.

Read more about how to get a CPR number under CPR Number.

What is a Health Insurance Card?

Your Health Insurance Card proves that you are covered by the Danish National Health Insurance. It is a yellow plastic card the size of a credit card.

The Health Insurance Card is sometimes also referred to as the Yellow Card, because of the yellow color of the card.

The card states your name, your address and the name and address of your general practitioner. It also carries the municipality that issued the card and the date from which the card is valid. You must sign your card in the white space provided on the back.

Read more about the rules regarding general practitioners in Denmark under general practitioners.

How to get a Health Insurance Card

To get a health insurance card you need a CPR number. When you register to get a CPR number you will be asked to choose a general practitioner. Read more about the rules for choosing a general practitioner under Choosing a General Practitioner.

Your Health Insurance Card will be sent to your Danish address when you have been issued a CPR number and have chosen a general practitioner.

When and Where to get a Health insurance Card

You will automatically receive a health insurance card when you have registered at Citizens’ Services and been issued a CPR number. Read more about how and when to get a CPR number under CPR number.

The Health insurance card will be sent to your Danish address - remember to have your name clearly stated on the mailbox.

If you move to a new address

If you move to a new address, you are required to register your new address at Citizens’ Services in the Municipality you move to. You must do so no later than five days after you have moved.

When you have registered your new address, you will receive a new Health Insurance Card. If you move to a new municipality or more than 15 kilometers away from where your general practitioner is located, you will need to choose a new general practitioner.

Read more under General Practitioner - If you move to a new address.

If you lose your Health Insurance Card

If you lose your Health Insurance Card, you must apply for a new one. You can apply online at www.borger.dk (Danish only) or at your municipality´s Citizens’ Services office. You will receive a new card in the mail 8-14 days after your application has been received. Replacement of lost or damaged cards costs 190 DKK (2016).

Contacts and further information

For questions regarding your Health Insurance Card, contact Citizens’ Services in the Municipality you live.

You can find the address and phone number to your Municipality´s Citizens’ Services centre at krak.dk

If you live in Aarhus, you can also meet Citizens’ Services and get assistance with acquiring a CPR number at International Citizen Service, located at Åboulevarden 31, 1st floor, 8000 Aarhus C.

Read more about International Citizen Service here.

In Aarhus there are Citizens’ Services offices at:

DOKK1 (main library)
Hack Kampmanns Plads 2
8000 Aarhus C.

Gellerup Bibliotek (library)
Gudrunsvej 78
8220 Brabrand

Hasle bibliotek (library)
Kappelvænget 2
8210 Aarhus V

Højbjerg Bibliotek (library)
Oddervej 74
8270 Højbjerg

Lystrup Bibliotek (library)
Bystævnet 4B
8520 Lystrup

Risskov Bibliotek (library)
Fortebakken 1
8240 Risskov

Tilst Bibliotek (library)
Tilst Skolevej 13a
8381 Tilst

Tranbjerg Bibliotek (library)
Kirketorvet 6
8310 Tranbjerg

Viby Bibliotek (library)
Skanderborgvej 170
8260 Viby J.

Aaby Bibliotek (library)
Lundvig Feibergs Vej 7
8230 Aabyhøj

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