Health Services in Denmark

Denmark’s Medical Advice Line

If you don’t feel well and it is not an emergency, call Denmark’s emergency medical advice line, 1813. The line is open 24/7 and monitored by trained nurses.

Calling 1813 serves two purposes:

  • The nurse on the line can advise you on whether you should contact your general practitioner, or go to a local emergency room or urgent care clinic
  • If the nurse directs you to a clinical or emergency room, they can tell you which has the shortest waiting times and put you on the patient list. If you go to an emergency room without calling 1813, you may be turned away

Seeing a Doctor

You can see any doctor but below is a list of doctors that frequently see DIS summer students. They are located in 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, ask the Housing and Student Affairs office during drop-in hours or by emailing housing@dis.dk.

Mette Marie Tidlund
Rømersgade 5, 1.th
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, 1.tv
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, 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 – 12:00

Kim Schoubye
Falkonervænget 3, 2.tv
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. Pharmacists work behind the counter, who 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.

24-Hour Pharmacies in Copenhagen*

Steno Apotek
Vesterbrogade 6C
1620 Copenhagen V

Call at: 3314 8266
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 the DIS student insurance. However, dental care is reasonably priced, in the case that you need to see a dentist in Copenhagen. Find a list of dentists in the yellow pages under tandlæger. The website is in Danish, but 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 first calling 1813.