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

I have a CPR number

I am waiting for my health insurance 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 do not receive the card after 4 weeks, contact a Citizen Service Center within 6 months. After 6 months you will pay an additional fee

I have lost my health card or it is broken

If you have lost your card, you can order a new card online. For that you need a NemID.

Apply for a new card (in Danish)

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

A new card costs a fee of DKK 210 (2021). You can pay with Dankort or Visa.

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 210)

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   

I am a cross border commuter

Special Health Insurance Card for cross-border commuters

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

Get the health card app

The app 'Sundhedskortet' is a voluntary supplement to the regular health card. You can show your and your children's health card on your mobile phone.

Important information about the yellow health card

  • It may take up to 4 weeks before you receive the card. If you do not receive the card after 4 weeks, contact a Citizen Service Center within 6 months. After 6 months you will pay an additional fee.
  • Your name MUST be 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.
  • 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.
  • If you are travelling in the EU you need a blue health insurance card


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