Danish health insurance

Last updated 2/9/2022
Public health insurance in Denmark means that you are entitled to get medical treatment at the doctor and at the hospital for free. Commuters, who live in Sweden and work in Denmark, are entitled to healthcare in both countries.

The public Danish health insurance

Public health insurance means first and foremost that you can be examined and treated by both medical practitioners and at the hospital free of charge. Unlike Sweden, you don't pay a patient fee to see the doctor. Health insurance also gives contributions to health care including dentistry, medicine, visits to a chiropractor, physical therapy and ambulance transport.


Health insurance for cross-border commuters

If you are a commuter who lives in Sweden and works in Denmark, you are covered by health insurance in both countries. However, the Danish health insurance does not cover your Swedish patient fees.


More information

For more information contact the Försäkringskassan (Swedish Social Insurance Agency) at the information centre at Øresunddirekt in Malmö.

Contact Øresunddirekt

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