Social security is the cornerstone of the Danish welfare society.
In case of illness, childbirth, childcare, pension and unemployment, coverage is extensive and the level of security is high.
Social security is mainly financed through taxes rather than through private insurance schemes as in many other European countries.
Foreign citizens with residence in Denmark usually enjoy the same social benefits as Danish citizens. Check out specific rules for foreign citizens on www.workindenmark.dk
Check the directory for the local clinic where you are residing. You will be assigned a family doctor.
They do not normally do so. But in certain cases, treatment may be re-directed to another area where necessary.
After normal business hours and when family doctor is closed you can call "Laegevagten". Numbers can be found on www.laegevagten.dk
There are two options:
- For urgent emergencies go to the local hospital's emergency department.
- For other illnesses, you should call Laegevagten and they will direct you to an appropriate doctor
Local pharmacy signs are in green, and is called "APOTEK"
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