Health Care in Aarhus

Learn about the health system in Aarhus: how it can and cannot be used by expats, nomads, retirees and others moving to and living in Aarhus.

Aarhus has a well-developed healthcare system that offers both public and private healthcare services. The public healthcare system, known as the Danish Health Authority, is accessible to both locals and foreigners, while private hospitals provide an alternative option for those who prefer it.

Denmark’s Healthcare System

The Danish Health Authority is the public healthcare system in Denmark, which provides free healthcare services to all residents, including foreigners. Public hospitals in Aarhus are generally recommended for serious medical emergencies and major surgeries, as they are well-equipped and staffed with highly trained professionals. Public hospitals in Aarhus offer a high standard of care, and foreigners, including expats and digital nomads, are allowed to use the public healthcare system in Denmark. However, some expats may prefer to use private hospitals for various reasons, such as shorter waiting times or more personalized care. Private hospitals in Aarhus are also recommended for serious medical emergencies and major surgeries, and they offer a high standard of care as well.

Hospitals and Clinics for Expats in Aarhus

Some recommended hospitals and clinics in Aarhus include:

  • Aarhus University Hospital (public) – a large, well-regarded hospital offering a wide range of medical services
  • Skejby Sygehus (public) – a specialized hospital focusing on cardiology, neurology, and orthopedics
  • Marselisborg Hospital (public) – a rehabilitation and research hospital
  • Aleris-Hamlet Hospital Aarhus (private) – a private hospital offering a wide range of medical services

Emergency Services in Aarhus

Ambulance services are available in Aarhus, and they can be called by dialing 112, which is the emergency number in Denmark. Ambulances generally arrive quickly, but there may be delays in some cases, depending on the location and traffic conditions.

Health Insurance Companies in Aarhus

Some popular private health insurance companies in Aarhus include Tryg, Codan, and Alm. Brand. These companies offer various health insurance plans for individuals and families. Expats and digital nomads living in Aarhus may choose to use these local insurance companies or opt for specialized expat health insurance providers, depending on their needs and preferences.

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