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The yellow Health Care Card

May 28, 2013

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Every Dane has a health care card, a little yellow plastic card with a magnetic field on the back side, containing information of identity. The card can be used for several things, first of all as registration at doctors or hospitals before medical treatment, (which is free), but also as at the library when borrowing books or as an easy way to register when such is needed. The  yellow card can also be used as documentation to show that Danes are insured -in some specified cases-, when traveling less than a month in EU and some other countries. There is a blue card for travels which last longer, up to one year.

Huffington post ” What can we learn from Denmark”

Det gule sundhedskort “sygesikringsbevis” (in Danish)

The yellow Health Insurance Card

Library , the rules in English

4 Comments leave one →
  1. May 28, 2013 1:03 pm

    The card is convenient We don’t have such cards. We have just usual health insurance card

    • June 1, 2013 9:44 pm

      My Daily Denmark permalink*

      May 28, 2013 1:10 pm

      It is practical not to have too many cards. I suppose, after some time, that using “the cloud” will be more and more common, these card can be seen at museums as something exotic one day.

  2. June 1, 2013 8:34 pm

    I followed the link to the Huffington Post, it’s a fascinating and sobering read. The US and Danish political philosophies are at opposite ends of the spectrum – and I know where I would rather live!

    • June 1, 2013 10:02 pm

      Thank you for spending time reading the link, Finn, I´m glad to know you found it interesting, I did too. It really is fascinating how different we think around the world.

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