Danish health insurance
The public Danish health insurance
With a public health insurance in Denmark, you can be examined and treated by both medical practitioners and at the hospital free of charge. Unlike Sweden, you normally don't pay a patient fee to see the doctor. You can also get subsidies for medicine, dental care, physiotherapy, foot therapy, chiropractic care and psychological care.
Danish healthcare system is divided into two insurance groups, but does not affect treatment or fees as such. Your Danish personal health card will inform in which insurance group you are.
Note; healthcare in Denmark is free, however practitioners, specialists, dentists, dental nurses and physiotherapists set the price of treatment themselves. If the cost of treatment exceeds the reimbursement from the specific region you belong to, you must pay the difference.
In some clinics, the reimbursement is deducted directly from the bill, and you pay the rest of the doctor's fee. In other clinics, you pay the whole bill first, and you can then get a reimbursement from your local authority where your Danish employer is situated.
For more information contact Försäkringskassan (tne Swedish Social Insurance Agency) at the information centre at Øresunddirekt in Malmö.
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Visiting a dentist in Denmark
If you live in Sweden and work in Denmark you have the right to use Danish dental care. You will need to present the Danish social insurence card (særligt sundhedskort). I you prefer to use a Swedish dentist, you can request a certificate from Försäkringskassan.
Social insurance if you work in Denmark
Being affiliated with the social insurance system of a country means that you are eligible for benefits such as parental allowance, sickness benefit and other benefits in that country. If you work full-time in Denmark and live in Sweden, you follow the general rule that you are affiliated with the system in Denmark, the country in which you work.