DenmarkLast updated: January 16th, 2024

Healthcare rights of migrants

Asylum seekers: Can receive basic primary services and emergency hospital services. Asylum seekers required to apply for specialised treatment for life threatening and painful chronic diseases, which are financed by the Danish Immigration Service.

Refugees: Are entitled to free access to healthcare if they have been registered as residents for more than six weeks. Children under the age of 16 are covered by the same form of coverage as their parents. 

Undocumented migrants:  Can access emergency care free of charge, which is covered by the Danish Immigration Service. They may in some circumstances access primary and secondary care in return for payment of the full cost.  They may enquire at one of the asylum centres or at the Danish Immigration Service when in need of treatment.

HIV testing and treatment

Testing: Free and confidential for all. Testing is available in clinics, hospitals or with general practitioners. Use the European test finder to see where you can get tested for HIV. 

Treatment: Free treatment for some. Undocumented migrants are excluded.

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