The yellow Danish health insurance card (sundhedskort)
You may order a health insurance card if you are over the age of 15. Parents may order a health insurance card for children living at home until they have turned 18.
You order a health insurance card using your NemID.
What does a new health insurance card cost?
A new health insurance card costs 215 kroner (2022) if:
- The health insurance card is lost
- The health insurance card was issued less than four years ago and is broken
- You wish to change your doctor or health insurance group
- You change your name
A new health insurance card is free of charge if:
- The card's magnetic stripe doesn't work, but the card is otherwise intact
- The health insurance card is broken and was issued over four years ago
- You need a new health insurance card as you are moving
- Your general practitioner (family doctor) is no longer available
- You change your name because you have been married (within the first three months after the wedding).
How long is a health insurance card valid?
Your health insurance card is valid as long as you are registered with a CPR number as a resident of Denmark and the information on the card still applies (e.g. name, address, general practitioner).
Do you need help ordering a new health insurance card?
If you need help ordering a new health insurance card please call Citizen Service at 89 40 22 22.
What if I don't receive my yellow health insurance card?
If you do not have your name on your postbox, the card will be returned to Citizen Service at Dokk1.
Come by Citizen Service to pick it up. We will keep the yellow card for up to 6 months. If we no longer have your card, you will need to pay for a new one.
My name is misspelled on my yellow health insurance card. What do I do?
It is very important that your name is correctly spelled. Call Citizen Service at +45 89 40 10 30. We will make sure that you receive a new card with the correct spelling of your name.
Find more information at lifeindenmark.dk about the health insurance card
Find more information about national healthcare, health insurance in Denmark, and the yellow health insurance card at lifeindenmark.dk:
Get your health insurance card as an app
The Health Insurance Card app is a voluntary digital supplement to your physical health insurance card.
With this app, you will always have your health insurance card close at hand.
Just as is the case for your physical health insurance card, the Health Insurance Card app will enable you to document your entitlement to receive public healthcare benefits in Denmark.
The health services are obligated to receive you if you bring the Health Insurance Card app.
The Health Insurance Card app fulfills the function of a valid health insurance card and is used in the same way as the physical health insurance card.
You can, for instance, use the Health Insurance Card app at your GP, the pharmacy, the hospital, or the dentist by scanning the barcode of the Health Insurance Card app in the same way as you scan the barcode of your physical health insurance card.
As the Health-insurance Card app is a voluntary supplement to your physical health insurance card, you must hold on to your physical health insurance card – also after having downloaded the app.
If you have children, the Health Insurance Card app will automatically give access to your children’s health insurance cards, until the children reach the age of 15.
Your data will automatically be updated in the app, e.g. in case of a change of your last name, address, or GP.
You will still receive a new health insurance card in the mail if you, for instance, move to a new address or change GP.
The creation of your health insurance card in the Health Insurance Card app, presupposes that you:
- live in Denmark
- have NemID/MitID
- belong in healthcare insurance group 1 or 2
The Health Insurance Card app is not available to citizens with special health insurance cards (særligt sundhedskort).
The Health Insurance Card app, which can be downloaded to up to three devices, is available for both iPhone and Android phones:
- iPhone with operating system iOS 13 or later
- Android phone with operating system Android 8.0 (Oreo) or later.
If you need help:
Please contact the support if you're in need of help setting up the app:
- Telephone: 33 98 00 91
- E-mail: email@example.com