Dependent family members of a cross-border worker are in principle covered by the statutory health insurance scheme in their country of residence. However, it is the national legislation of the country of residence, which decides whether they are recognised as dependent family members.
Registration in country of residence
Dependent family members also need to register with an entitlement document (S072 or PD S1) issued by Udbetaling Danmark in the country of residence. Once they have been recognised as dependent family members, they will be covered by the public health insurance scheme in the country of residence. The expenses for the healthcare received in the country of residence are covered by Denmark.
Additionally, a family member can apply for a European Health Insurance Card issued by Denmark.
Healthcare in Denmark
Special rules apply for healthcare in Denmark for family members of cross-border workers.
A family member of a cross-border worker will be entitled to public healthcare services during stays in Denmark – except for planned hospital treatment, where special rules apply. Whether the family member has the right to receive planned hospital treatment in Denmark free of charge depends on the national legislation in the country of residence.
A valid European Health Insurance Card proves your right to healthcare benefits in Denmark.
For further information about the right to planned hospital treatment in Denmark, you can contact the Danish Patient Safety Authority or the regional patient advisers.