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​Read about referr​al procedure for Danish patients and Referral procedure for foreign patients with connection to an EU/EEA country​.​

​Referral procedure for Danish patients 

Patients from Copenhagen Region are referred by general practitioners. We ask the GPs to refer patients to private neurologists first except for the difficult headache patients. Patients with suspected or verified idiopathic (benign) intracranial hypertension (IIH/BIH) can be referred from either neurologist or ophthalmologist. 

Three categories of patients from other Regions in Denmark may be referred for out- and in-patient treatment: 

  • The difficult headache patients (e.g. severe migraine, chronic tension-type headache). The patient must previously have been evaluated and treated by GPs and a private neurologist or outpatient neurology ward. 
  • Patients with rare headache disorders such as cluster headache, trigeminal neuralgia and other relatively rare disorders. 
  • Patients with suspected or verified idiopathic (benign) intracranial hypertension (IIH/BIH). A special IIH-referral form (Danish version) should be used.

Please do the following to have your visit as efficient and comfortable as possible: ​

Please contact us at ​danskhovedpinecenterafdelingspostkasse.rigshospitalet@regionh.dk
​for the Initial Consultation Form and the Headache Diary. 

Referral procedure for foreign patients with connection to an EU/EEA country

Danish Headache Center must have a completed E112/S2 form issued by your home country for the reimbursement of expenses. Through an E112/S2 the health authorities in your home country declare that they will pay for the treatment in Denmark. 

This form is often used, when a country does not have the specific expertise ability to treat the patient, but send patient to experts in other countries.

If your home country will not pay for the treatment, it is possible to pay yourself. The payment issue must be clarified before the treatment begins.

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