Your own physician (GP)

You can consult your GP when you are ill or have suffered a minor injury. Your GP can refer you to further treatment or an examination.

Examinations, consultation, tele consultations, house calls​​​

You can make an appointment for an examination or for a personal consultation with your GP. Your GP also offers tele-consultations if you need to renew your prescription, etc. In special circumstances, your GP may pay a house call.

Your GP​

Your GP’s name, address and telephone number is printed on your health card (sundhedskort).

Treatment or referral​​

After diagnosing your illness or injury, your GP can initiate in treatment or refer you to a specialist, a hospital or another form of treatment.

Your GP can assist you when you:​

  • are suffering from a minor ailment
  • are taken ill acutely
  • suffer minor injuries
  • need to renew your prescription
  • need a medical certificate

Communicating online​

Via your GP’s web site (see, you can book appointments, renew your prescription and send your GP an email.

Your GP’s surgery opening hours​​

Your GP’s normal surgery hours are during the day. Once a week, your GP is open during the evening. In the event of acute illness, you can book a consultation with your GP on the same day.

In the event of acute illness outside of normal surgery hours, you can contact helpline 1813

For life-threatening situations call 112​.

Changing your GP​​​

If you want to change to a new GP, contact the local authority or fill in the appropriate form on or your local authority’s website.

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