Medical Assistance

Please note: The Department of State assumes no responsibility or liability for the professional ability or reputation of, or the quality of services provided by, the entities or individuals whose names appear on the following lists. Inclusion on this list is in no way an endorsement by the Department or the U.S. government. Names are listed alphabetically, and the order in which they appear has no other significance. The information on the list is provided directly by the local service providers; the Department is not in a position to vouch for such information.

A visitor to Denmark faces no special health hazards as the overall health conditions are excellent.  No special inoculations are required.  Any needed immunization is available in Copenhagen.  Although Danish law is strict about commercial processing, cooking, handling, and serving of foods, consumers are advised to show caution when using eggs and preparing poultry, as salmonella bacteria may be been found in these products from time to time.  Milk and all tap water is safe to drink.

Because Denmark is almost entirely surrounded by sea, it has a moderate, maritime climate.  The average temperatures range from 32F in February to 70F in July.  Temperatures vary slightly from day to night.  Average annual rainfall is 24 inches.    Days are short in winter, with about 5 hours of daylight in December and January.   Daylight in summer lasts 16 18 hours on clear days.

Danish medical care is of high quality and is comparable to the medical care one finds throughout Western Europe.  Diagnostic laboratories and specialists are available in all fields of medicine..  Hospitals are well equipped, and doctors and dentists speak at least some English.

The system for providing care in Denmark is different from that in the United States.

Danish citizens and permanent residents of Denmark qualify for free hospitalization and medical treatment under the Danish National Health Service.  However, medical treatment and hospital care, covered by the Danish National Health Service, may require referral from a general practitioner, which often creates long waiting periods.  To avoid waiting time in these situations, patients may choose to seek medical and hospital care from private suppliers and pay for the care provided.  Tourists do not qualify for treatment under the Danish National Health Service, except in cases of emergency.  If, however, the medical facility determines that the emergency occurred as a result of a pre-existing condition, the tourist must be prepared to pay for all services received.

Most medicines are available locally.  They may not, however, be the same brand names as those used in the United States.  Prices are generally higher than in the U.S.  Tourists should bring a supply of the medicine that they know they will need.  The medicine must be carried in its original container, and should be accompanied by a copy of the prescription together with a statement from their doctor.  Medication sent by mail will be intercepted by Danish Customs before release to the intended recipient.  If the medication is prohibited in the EU, the medication will be destroyed.

In case of emergency – ambulance – fire – police – dial 112

Emergency Medical Services

Medical Assitance Available  Weekdays 4pm-8am, 24-Hour Weekends

Copenhagen, Frederiksberg, Amager call: 7013 0041

North of Hellerup call: 4453 4400

Copenhagen Private Doctors Providing 24 Hour Service in Your Home, at Your Hotel or at Your Workplace, Call 3811 4000

General Practitioners

The Embassy assumes no responsibility for the professional ability or integrity of the persons whose names appear on this list.

American tourists are reminded that medical services cannot be provided free of charge, as the Danish National Health Service does not cover visitors to Denmark. It is therefore recommended to obtain an estimate of the cost involved before receiving any services. It is also important to telephone the doctor’s office for an appointment. A list of general practitioners in your area can be obtained by contacting your local Census Office.

Dr. Kristian Arendrup
Telephone: 4580 1470
Dr. Søren Mcnair
Telephone: 4580 1114
Nærumvænge Torv 8
2850 Nærum

Medical Center
Telephone: 3311 2299;
FAX: 3315 8359
Store Kongensgade 96
1264 Copenhagen K

Medical Center
Telephone: 4586 0735 & 4586 3173
FAX: 4586 0752
Rungstedvej 76
2960 Rungsted Kyst

Dr. Peter Faber
Telephone: 3962 0296
FAX: 3962 0318
Hellerupvej 14
2900 Hellerup

Dr. Marianne Halgreen
Telephone: 3963 3869
Brogårdsvænget 4
2820 Gentofte

Dr. Mogens Ole Larsen
Telephone: 3321 2770
FAX: 3324 6814
mogensol@dadlnet.dk
Frederiksberg Alle 3
1621 Copenhagen V

Medical Center (Lægehuset)
Telephone: 3538 7828
FAX: 3538 7814
Østerbrogade 62
2100 Copenhagen

Medical Center 
Telephone: 4585 2380
Frederiksdalsvej 75
2830 Virum

Dr. Francis Henrik Thomsen
Telephone: 3963 1999
FAX: 3963 2124
Jægersborg Alle 14
2920 Charlottenlund

Dr. Kristina Lenz
Telephone: 3324 0582
Cell: 4050 0582
Frederiksberg Alle 43
1820 Frederiksberg C

Dr. Iben Smith and Dr. Nina Lebech
Telephone: 3961 1275
Gardes Alle 1, 1st. fl
2900 Hellerup

Dr. Søren Winkel
Telephone:  3963 6430
Ordrupvej 80
2920 Charlottenlund

ODENSE, AARHUS & AALBORG

Medical Center, Dr. Ole Larsen
Telephone: 6614 0166
Fisketorvet 4
5000 Odense C

Dr. Erik Haarløv
Telephone: 6612 6213;
FAX: 6614 8242
Vestergade 11
5000 Odense

Aarhus Medical Officer on 24-hour Duty
Telephone: 8620 1022

Medical Center
Dr. Anne Grann
Telephone: 9813 4410
Heimdalsgade 11
9000 Aalborg

Pharmacies Open 24 Hours

STENO APOTEK
Telephone: 3314 8266
Vesterbrogade 6C
1620 Copenhagen

SØNDERBRO APOTEK
Telephone: 3258 0140
Amagerbrogade 158
2300 Copenhagen

SVANE APOTEKET
Telephone: 4587 0096
Lyngby Hovedgade 27
2800 Lyngby

DOM APOTEKET
Telephone: 4632 3277
Algade 52
4000 Roskilde

APOTEKET ØRNEN
Telephone: 6612 2970
Vestergade 80
5000 Odense C

AARHUS LØVE APOTEK
Telephone: 8612 0022
Store Torv 5
8000 Aarhus C

BUDOLFI APOTEK
Telephone: 9812 0677
Algade 60
9100 Aalborg

Statens Serum Institut
Telephone: 3268 3268
FAX: 3268 3868
Travel Inoculation
www.ssi.dk
Artillerivej 5
2300 Copenhagen

International Vaccination Center
Telephone: 3332 0832
FAX: 3332 2560
Palægade 6, 1st. fl
1261 Copenhagen K
www.ivc.dk