Diabetic diets are catered for in many restaurants.
The Medical facilities in Denmark are excellent.
telephone number for emergencies is 112.
Local tourist offices will tell visitors where to contact a doctor
or dentist. Copenhagen has an emergency dental service outside office
hours and fees should be paid in cash.
Only medicine prescribed by Danish or other Scandinavian doctors
can be dispensed at the chemist (Apotek). Medicines that can be
bought over the counter in the UK can sometimes only be obtained
with prescriptions in Denmark.
There is a reciprocal health agreement with the UK. In addition
to the free emergency treatment at hospitals and casualty departments
allowed to all foreign visitors, this allows UK citizens on presentation
of a UK passport (form E111 is not necessary if on a temporary visit
to Denmark) free hospital treatment if referred by a doctor, and
free medical treatment given by a doctor registered with the Danish
Public Health Service. It may occasionally be necessary
to pay at the time of treatment, if this is so, receipts should
be kept to facilitate refunds. The Agreement does not apply in the
Faroe Islands. To obtain refunds, UK citizens should apply
(with receipts) to the Kommunens Social og Sundhedsforvaltning
before leaving Denmark. No refund is possible on amounts under DKr
500 (although there is a 50 per cent refund for anyone under the
age of 18).