If you are covered by the public health insurance scheme in another EU country, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein, the public hospitals in Denmark can offer you treatment against payment.
However, a referral from a general practitioner (GP), specialist or another health professional is required. A GP or a health professional in your home country or another EU country, Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein can issue the referral.
In some cases, it is required that the referral is issued by a specialist in a particular field. Ask the hospital whether the treatment you are seeking requires a referral from a specialist.
After the receipt of your referral, the hospital are required to inform you within 8 weekdays of the date and place of your examination or treatment.
The regional authorities are responsible for the public hospitals in Denmark.
You can find the public hospitals in Denmark on the websites of the 5 regions:
Please note that the hospital may refuse to accept you due to lack of capacity, for instance if they have a long waiting time for the treatment you require. If the hospital refuses to accept you due to lack of capacity, they must inform you within 8 weekdays.