The Danish Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health was established on 28th of June 2015.

The minister

Minister for Health

Magnus Heunicke (The Social Democratic Party) was appointed Minister for Health the 27th of June 2019.

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Healthcare and Elderly Care

The Danish healthcare system is universal and based on the principles of free and equal access to healthcare for all citizens. The healthcare system offers high-quality services, the majority of which are financed by general taxes.

Danish senior-citizen policy aims at promoting and extending the independency of elderly people and ensuring their continued self-sufficiency and well-being. Local authorities achieve this goal through prevention and reablement programmes and by providing adequate home care services and nursing facilities free of charge for all citizens in need.

Organisation af Healthcare and Elderly Care

The healthcare system operates across three political and administrative levels: the state, the regions and the municipalities (national, regional and local levels).

  • The state holds the overall regulatory and supervisory functions in health and elderly care.
  • The five regions are primarily responsible for the hospitals, the general practitioners (GPs) and for psychiatric care.
  • The 98 municipalities are responsible for a number of primary healthcare services as well as for elderly care.

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Healthcare Denmark


The Danish Ministry of Health
Holbergsgade 6
1057 Copenhagen K
Phone: +45 7226 9000

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