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Yellow health card

Your yellow health card (sundhedskort in Danish) entitles you to medical treatment in Denmark.

The yellow health card shows your name and address, your CPR number and the name and address of your doctor. The card is proof that you can receive medical treatment in Denmark, Greenland and the Faroe Islands. You also need the card to get a NemID.

You must bring the health card when you see your doctor and to municipal offices. You can also use it at libraries, for identification in post offices and stores and in many other situations. We recommend that you always carry your yellow health card with you.

How you get the card for the first time or get a new one depends on your situation.

What is your situation?

I do not have a CPR number

If you do not have a CPR number (social security number), you have not been registered in the Central Person Register. When you apply for a CPR number, a yellow health card will be ordered for you when your application is accepted.

Apply for a CPR number on ihcph.kk.dk

I have a CPR number

I am waiting for my health card to arrive

If you have received your CPR number at the International House, your yellow health card is on its way to you.

Your name should be clearly displayed on your mailbox so that you can receive your new yellow health card by regular post. This usually takes 2-4 weeks and it is free of charge.

If you haven't received the card after 4 weeks, please contact a Citizen Service Center within 6 months. After 6 months you will have to pay an additional fee for a new card.

I have lost my health card or it is broken

If you have lost your card, you can download the app 'Sundhedskortet'. It is fully valid and you do not need a physical health card if you have the app. With the app, you can show your own and also your children's health card on your mobile if you have custody.

I you prefer to have a physical card, you can order a new one online with NemID.

It is important that your name is on the mailbox or you should state your landlord's name when you register so that you will be registered with a C/O address. Otherwise, the postman will not be able to deliver your new card.

It may take up to 4 weeks before you receive the card. If you haven't received the card after 4 weeks, please contact a Citizen Service Center within 6 months. After 6 months you will have to pay an additional fee for a new card.

Your health card is valid for as long as you are a resident in Denmark and the information printed on the card is not changed.

A new card costs a fee of DKK 215 (2022). You can pay with Dankort or Visa.

Apply for a new card using NemID

If you do not have a NemID, you can make an appointment with Citizen Service. You need to bring your CPR number and passport.

Information on the card should be changed

If you register a change of your address or your name, you will get a new card automatically.

Register a change of address (Free)

Change name when getting married (Free within the first three months after the wedding)

Change to a new doctor (Fee of DKK 215)

I have previously been registered with a CPR number

If you have been living in Denmark before and was registered with a CPR number, you need to re-enter before you can use your CPR number. You can register your re-entry in the online CPR registration system.

When your application has been processed, you will receive an email with an invitation to the International House where you must appear in person to finalise the application. When your application is finally accepted, we will reactivate your CPR number and your new health card will be sent to you.

Re-enter and apply for your CPR number on ihcph.kk.dk   

I work in Denmark and live abroad

Medical care is free if you are a cross-border commuter and you have a special Health Insurance Card.

Read more about the special Health Insurance Card at lifeindenmark.dk

Get the health card app

The app 'Sundhedskortet' is fully valid and you do not need a physical yellow health card if you have the app. With the app, you can show your own and also your children's health card on your mobile if you have custody.

Get a Blue European Health Insurance Card if you are traveling abroad

If you are travelling to an EU country, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Switzerland you need a Blue European Health Insurance Card. The card proofs that you are entitled to treatment on the same terms as the citizens of the country you are traveling in.

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