The national health insurance certificateEveryone residing in Denmark has the right to public health insurance and hospital assistance. Students from the EU, EEA (Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein), Greenland, the Faroe Islands, Switzerland, Turkey, Pakistan, Morocco, Quebec, Macedonia, who can document that they are or have been covered by the public health insurance in their home countries, are covered by the Danish health insurance as soon as they arrive in Denmark.
For your health insurance card, please visit:
Citizens’ Services Aarhus (Borgerservice)
The Town Hall (Rådhuset) – entrance under the tower
8000 Aarhus C
Monday – Wednesday: 09.00 – 16.00
Thursday: 09.00 – 18.00
Friday: 09.00 – 16.00
You will have to choose a doctor, whose contact information will be inscribed on your card and whom you can visit or call if you experience health problems.
Your yellow Health Insurance Card will be mailed to you, and should always be carried it with you.
For students from other countries, however, there is a waiting period of six weeks after having registered at the National Registration Office. During this period you must pay for any medical treatment you need, so you are advised to take out a private health insurance for these six weeks.
As a supplement to your health insurance, you need a liability insurance to cover personal injury, legal aid and damage to property.