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. They can also tell you the clinic or emergency room with the shortest waiting times.
  • In most cases, to get help at an emergency room, you must call this line before arriving, or you might be turned away. If you feel you have a medical emergency and require help immediately, call 112 instead.

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 500-800 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, please stop by the Student Hub or email

Mette Marie Tidlund
Rømersgade 5, 2nd floor, right
1362 København K
Tel. 33 15 03 27

Telephone hours
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri | 08.00 – 12.00
Wednesday | 8.00 – 9.00, 15.00 – 18.00
*Wait until the end of the 2nd recorded message, press 2, and wait to speak to the receptionist.

Note: Cash payment only, approx. 500 DKK

Lægerne på Strøget
Frederiksberggade 1A, 2nd floor
1459 København K
Tel. 6990 6700

Telephone hours
Mon – Fri 8:00 – 12:00

Note: No cash payment, Visa and Mastercard only

Jesper C. Nielsen
Vesterbrogade 82, 2nd floor, left
1620 København V
Tel. 33 31 13 91

Telephone hours
Mon – Fri | 08:00 – 12:00
*A Danish recording tells you to enter your CPR number, please ignore this and stay on the line.

Note: Cash payment only, approx. 500 DKK

Jette Haagemann
Prinsessegade 29A, 3rd floor
1422 København K
Tel. 32 96 01 12

Telephone hours
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri | 08:00 – 9:00 (to speak to doctor)
To book an appointment with the receptionist: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri | 9-12 + 13-14, Wed: 15-16

Note: Cash payment only, around 600 DKK

Lægerne i Gothersgade
Gothersgade 137, 5th floor, left
1123 København K
Tel: 33 36 70 90

Telephone hours:
Weekdays 8:00-9:00 (doctor/nurse)
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri | 09.00 – 12.00 (receptionist)
Wednesday | 13.00 – 16.00 (receptionist)

Note: Cash payment only, approx. 800 DKK

Frederiksberg Lægecenter
Lindevangs Allé 3, ground floor, right
2000 Frederiksberg
Tel: 70 60 20 13

Telephone hours:
Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri | 08.00 – 12.00
Monday | 8.00 – 9.00, 13.00 – 16.00

Note: Cash payment only, approx. 800 DKK

Lægerne Ninon Møller & Maja Larsen
Vesterbrogade 35A, 4th floor
1620 København V
Tel: 78 77 33 30

Telephone hours:
Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri | 08.00 – 12.00

Note: Cash payment only, approx. 800 DKK

Torben Nicolai Buch
Falkonervænget 3, 3rd floor, left
1952 Frederiksberg C
Tel. 35 36 81 18

Telephone hours may vary.

Note: Cash payment only, approx. 700 DKK

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.

Closest Pharmacy to DIS Copenhagen

Strøget Apotek
Frederiksberggade 1A
1459 Copenhagen K
Call at: 3539 8382
Open Monday-Saturday from 9:00 – 18:00 and within walking distance to DIS Copenhagen

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.