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