Change your health insurance group

Depending on your needs, you can switch from health insurance group 1 to group 2 for a fee.

When you apply for a CPR number, you also receive a Yellow Health Card. All residents in Copenhagen are automatically placed under Group 1 health insurance. However, you can switch to Group 2 if it meets your needs. 

Types of national health insurance groups

Group 1

  • When you are a member of group 1, you are registered with a doctor or a general practitioner (GP). This means that you have free access to medical treatment, counselling and guidance from your doctor. 
  • Specialist treatment is free. You need a referral from your doctor who will decide if you require specialist treatment. 
  • The National Health Insurance covers all expenses for general medical care and subsidises certain services.

Group 2

  • If you are a member of group 2, you must pay a fee to the GP. The National Health Insurance will reimburse an amount corresponding to the expense incurred by a Group 1 member. You can get the reimbursement by handing in the bill or sending it to the Folkeregisteret, Nyropsgade 7, 1602 København V - or scan the paid bill and send it via or via digital post
  • You may seek treatment from any GP or specialist. 
  • You do not need a referral from a doctor to see other specialists. 


It costs DKK 200 (2019) to change your health insurance group