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Danish health insurance

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.
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This information is for EU citizens only.

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 patent fee to see the doctor. Health insurance also gives contributions to healthcare including dentistry, medicine, visits to a chiropractor, physical therapy and ambulance transport.


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 you Swedish patient fees.


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