UCN and the Danish health care system

At UCN we have formal agreements with external partners in the Danish healthcare system in both the primary and secondary sector

UCN has formal agreements with external partners in the Danish healthcare system in both the primary and secondary sector, among these hospitals, municipalities, private health providers and health centres.

The quality of the Danish health system is extremely high and similar to the level of care in other Western European countries. The Danish health care system is divided into two sectors:

Primary sector

The primary sector is usually the first point of contact for general medical consultations at general practitioners. Services in this sector include treatments at general practitioners, care for elderly and children, prevention and health promotion as well as rehabilitation.

Secondary sector

Hospitals constitute the secondary sector and are responsible for providing further diagnostic examinations and more specialised treatments.

Cornerstones of the Danish health care system

  • A public health care system predominantly financed through general taxes
  • Free and equal access for all Danish citizens
  • High efficiency and quality

Denmark is divided into five regions responsible for the running of Danish hospitals (secondary sector). The Danish government together with the Danish Health Authority makes laws and issues the framework within which the regions plan the provision of health services. The municipalities (primary sector) offer services in accordance with health agreements made with the government.

International coordinators

Erna Rosenlund Meyer
International Coordinator
Department of Physiotherapy
+45 72 69 09 54
erm@ucn.dk
Helle Tvorup Andersen
International Coordinator
Midwifery
+45 72 69 09 79
hta@ucn.dk

For information about mobility possibilities under the Erasmus+ and Nordplus programmes

Ina Koldkjær Sølling
International Coordinator
Nursing
+45 72 69 10 60
iks@ucn.dk
Inge Lange
International Coordinator
Occupational Therapy
+45 72 69 09 29
inl@ucn.dk
Christina Theresa Egekvist
International Coordinator
Radiography
+45 72 69 10 27
cte@ucn.dk