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Oct 12, 2019

4 Emergency Numbers You Need to Know in Denmark

Jaroš Vyhňák
Sometimes, an emergency happens and help is needed. Hopefully, you will never find yourself in that situation, however, should you be involved in an accident or need help in Denmark, here are 4 numbers you need to know.

Sometimes emergencies occurs whenever it is a life threatening or smaller incidents, it is good to know that help is just one call away.

But who do you need to call in different kind of emergencies and situations? 

Here are 4 crucial numbers down below, that you need to know, depending on your emergency.

112 - The most critical situation

This shouldn’t be too surprising, since you are likely using the same number in your country. 112 is a nation-wide number and you should call this number only in the most serious cases such as:

  • Accidents that are life threatening
  • Reporting serious crimes
  • Fires that you are unable to put out

Once you call this number, remain on the spot (unless it is too dangerous) and wait for help.

Usually they will ask for your CPR-number, position and description of the emergency.

Only use this number for highly critical emergencies, so you don’t block other callers.

It is always free to call this number! 

114 - The smaller police related emergencies

You can call this number if you want to report something that needs the police attention.

However, compared to 112, you can use this number on less serious matters such as:

  • Reporting a crime which doesn’t require immediate attention
  • You have information which may assist the police
  • General requests to the police

While 114 is the general number for police related emergencies, the local police often have their own numbers, which can be found here.

When you break a leg but still going strong!

You may wonder that we don't have a specific number here? We will come to that! In cases where your roommate hurts you by accident or you are getting ill, you can call Laegevagten. This department is available from 16-08 o'clock and offer:

  • Consultant with a nurse or a doctor on the phone.
  • Refer you to nearest emergency centre if needed. (This can take a few hours of waiting at the hospital) 
  • Sending a doctor to your place if necessary.

For students with the yellow card (health insurance), you can call your GP (general practitioner), but only on opening hours, usually until 16 o'clock. If you need a doctor after 16 o'clock you have to call Laegevagten, which have 5 different phone numbers that you can find here.

When you lose your credit card!

If you lost your credit card in Denmark, it is not a life threatening situation, but we would indeed call it an emergency!

Whether it gets stolen or you simply lost it something last night, when you were out partying, it is a good idea to report it.

Nets is the one to call, and depending on your credit card you should call the following numbers:

  • +45 44 89 29 29 - Visa/Dankort
  • +45 44 89 27 50 - Mastercard, Maestro, Visa and American Express

You can now be sure that no one can abuse you lost credit card.

If you find your card immediately after you will have to order a new one. This is however quite a hassle, so be sure to have a real good look around the apartment before calling it in.

Those are the 4 emergency numbers that you need to know. If you want to read more about useful tips and tricks in Denmark, take a look of our other blogs down below.

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Jaroš Vyhňák
I came to Denmark in August 2015 with a vision. I wanted to study, work, receive some government support, get a degree, and leave back to the Czech Republic. Aside from studying, nothing went according to plan. It took me many months to settle down the way I wanted to, and somewhere in the process, I fell in love with this country. Now I would like to give something back. Not only did I fall in love in Denmark, but also with Latin dances, which became my life passion. Aside from that, I enjoy a good beer, even better company, and other basic things in life.‍
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