Denmark has an extensive public healthcare system that offers free consultation and treatment with local doctors, and at emergency wards and public hospitals.
All residents in Denmark, who work legally, have access to the public healthcare system, and most services are provided free of charge.
This means you can consult a doctor, have treatment at an emergency room or public hospital and benefit from a number of other services such as home care, health visitor services and pediatric dental care.
You can read more about Danish healthcare services here: https://lifeindenmark.borger.dk/Coming-to-Denmark/Healthcare
Health insurance card
To be able to consult a doctor, you need to obtain the health insurance card, also known as The Yellow Card (Gult sygesikringskort).
You do this by registering at the Civil Registration System at the International Citizen Service, where you also choose a doctor (general practitioner).
From there, you will then receive your personal Yellow Card with your Danish CPR-number and the contact information of your assigned doctor.
You must always bring your Yellow Card when you visit a doctor, hospital, municipal office or other public service center. It is also this card that gives you access to public libraries after closing hours, just to give an example.
Until the age of 15, children are covered by the health insurance scheme of their parents.