Visiting a Doctor, Hospital, or Pharmacy

Visiting a Doctor While Abroad

The steps to visiting a doctor will look different depending on if you’ve received your CPR card or not. Read more below on how to access medical care while in Denmark.

Visiting a Doctor With a CPR Card

After you have obtained a student visa and are registered with a yellow CPR card (Civil Registration System), you are assigned an English-speaking doctor in your neighborhood. The doctor’s name is listed on your CPR card. Read more on about obtaining your visa.

Visiting a Doctor Without a CPR Card

If you are a current student and do not yet have a CPR card, you will need to pay for your doctor’s visit, which may cost between 350-500 DKK. You will need to pay in cash, so please have this money ready before going to your appointment. However, if you keep the receipt and fill out an insurance claim form, you can be reimbursed. As a student at DIS Copenhagen, visits to a medical doctor, hospitalization, prescriptions, and prescribed medicine are covered by the DIS student insurance. Read more about DIS Insurance and how to fill out a form here. If you have questions, ask at the Student Life Information Desk during drop-in hours or by emailing them at or the Care Team at

If you do not have a CPR card yet, you can still call the medical advice line at 1813 and go to the emergency room; however, you may have a more difficult time getting a doctor to see you in a non-emergency situation. The list of doctors below are those that frequently see DIS students before having a CPR number. They are located within the city of Copenhagen. Inclusion in this list does not indicate endorsement, as DIS has not done a formal review of these providers.

Note that appointments can only be made over the telephone during specific calling hours. If you have questions, please ask Student Life, or send an email to

Mette Marie Tidlund

Rømersgade 5,
1362 København K
Tel. 33 15 03 27
Telephone hours
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri | 8.00 – 12.00
Wed | 8.00 – 9.00, 15.00 – 18.00

*Wait until the end of the 2nd recorded message, dial 2, and wait to speak to the receptionist.

Jesper C. Nielsen
Vesterbrogade 82,
1620 København V
Tel. 33 31 13 91
Telephone hours
Mon – Fri | 8:00 – 12:00

Note: A Danish recording tells you to enter your CPR number, please ignore this and stay on the line.

Jette Haagemann
Prinsessegade 29A, 3rd floor
1422 København K
Tel. 32 96 01 12
Telephone hours
Mon – Fri | 8:00 – 9:00 (to speak to doctor)
To book an appointment with the receptionist: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri | 9:00 – 12:00, 13:00 – 14:00 | Wednesday: 15:00 – 16:00

Torben Nicolai Buch
Falkonervænget 3,
1952 Frederiksberg C
Tel. 35 36 81 18
Telephone hours may vary

Copenhagen ‘Doctor Operator’

If you are unable to get an appointment with any of the above doctors, you can call 70 20 15 46 to request an appointment.

The Danish Pharmacy

In Denmark, a pharmacy is called apotek, and is typically open Monday – Friday, 9:00 – 17:00. When entering an apotek, you take a number and wait to be called. There will be pharmacists working behind the counter, who will listen to your needs and make a recommendation. Over the counter medication is more limited in Denmark than you are likely used to in the U.S., thus the pharmacist’s recommendation may be to visit a doctor to receive a prescription.

Recommended 24-Hour Pharmacies in Copenhagen*

Steno Apotek
Vesterbrogade 6C
1620 Copenhagen V
Call at: 3314 8266 m,

Sønderbro Apotek
Amagerbrogade 158
2300 Copenhagen S
Call at: 3258 0140

*Note: Though these pharmacies are 24/7, make sure to check their websites for current business hours – there is a 20 DKK fee for assistance at a pharmacy outside of regular business hours.

Dentists in Denmark

Dental care is not covered by Denmark’s national insurance, nor the DIS student insurance. However, you will likely find that dental care is reasonably priced in the case that you need to see a dentist while abroad. You will find a list of dentists in the yellow pages under “tandlæger”. The website is in Danish, but please refer to the individual addresses and phone numbers to get in touch with the nearest dentist to you.

Note: In the event that you need after-hours dental care, Emergency Dental Care is open daily from 20.00 – 21.30, and on weekends and holidays from 10.00 – 12.00. An appointment is not required, but you can assess the severity of your case by calling the medical advice line at 1813.