Prescriptions in Denmark are not part of the free health care system in Denmark. You are given an allowance and only pay a portion of your costs. How much you will pay is based on a sliding scale. Here is how it works. If you are over 18 the following applies to you.
You pay 100% of the cost of your medicine up to the first 890,- . You than pay 50% of the cost up to 1450,-. You than pay 25% up to 3130,- and finally 15% for amounts over 3130,- during a 12 month period. The period starts on the date you purchase your first script. And this starts anew each year.
So for example if you got your first prescription on April 1. And you bought 2500 DKK worth of medicine in the next 12 months.
You would have spent 890,- (100%) + 280,- (50% of 560,-) + 262.50,- (25% of 1050,-) = 1432.50, - total. As soon as the next April 1 rolls around you start over.
The only exception is for children under the age of 18, who pay 60% of the costs up to 1450,- and than the same rates as above apply.
Footnote: There are also subsidies for people with chronic illness, people who may be dying and or in financial difficulty. These must be approved via your physician and the Lægemiddelstyrelsen.
How to Get
You can now get your foreign scripts filled at Danish pharmacies.
If your script is issued by a physician or dentist in another EU country, Norway or Iceland, you can have it filled in Denmark.
If there is any question about the script, you may be referred to a Danish physician to reissue similiar medicine.
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