Health and medical service
Health/General Practitioner (GP)
A GP is usually the first person to contact in the event of illness. The opening hours of the health clinics are weekdays between 8 am and 4 pm and a surgery one evening a week.
You need an appointment in order to see a GP.
Out-of-hours medical service – Helpline
The out-of-hours medical service is open when the GP is closed – in the evening and at weekends.
If you fall ill or suffer an injury outside the GP’s normal opening hours, and if the problem cannot wait until the GP is available, you can call the out-of-hours medical service.
- If you stay in Copenhagen area call the medical helpline 1813
- If you stay outside Copenhagen, please find the contact information to the emergency doctor service here
The Out-of-hours medical service will determine whether a doctor should be sent to your accommodation, whether you should visit a GP the next day, or whether you should go to an emergency hospital.
Have your Yellow Health Insurance Number ready – this is your date of birth and 4 more numbers on your yellow card.
For fellows with Europæiske Health Insurance Certificate you state your name and date of birth.
It is a good idea to contact DFC should you be in an emergency situation.