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. 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.
These doctors 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 at the Student Life Information Desk during drop-in hours or by emailing them at email@example.com or the Care Team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mette Marie Tidlund
Rømersgade 5, 1.th
1362 København K
Tel. 33 15 03 27
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
Mon – Fri | 8:00 – 12:00
Note: A Danish recording tells you to enter your CPR number, ignore this and stay on the line.
Prinsessegade 29A, 3rd floor
1422 København K
Tel. 32 96 01 12
Mon – Fri | 8:00 – 12:00
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*
1620 Copenhagen V
Call at: 3314 8266
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.