In some cases, you can get individual reimbursement for your medical expenses, which means that the reimbursement grant is given to you personally.
It is your doctor who assesses your needs and applies for individual reimbursement to us.
If the doctor's application is approved, we will send the grant to you by ordinary mail.
The pharmacy will at the same time be able to see your granted licence in the Central Reimbursement Register (CTR), and when you buy medicine the next time, you will obtain reimbursement according to the rate of reimbursement triggered by your CTR balance - see the page Reimbursement thresholds.
There are four types of individual reimbursement:
In special cases, you can obtain reimbursement for a medicine that does not have general reimbursement (automatic reimbursement).
In order to obtain single reimbursement, the doctor must apply to us and document why the patient concerned needs treatment with a particular medicine.
The doctor can apply for increased reimbursement if a patient needs a more expensive generic medicine, even if there is a cheaper alternative on the market (for example if a patient is allergic to additives contained in the cheaper medicine).
When increased reimbursement is granted, the reimbursement is based on the actual price of the medicine instead of the reimbursement price.
Reimbursement for the chronically ill
The doctor can apply for reimbursement for the chronically ill on behalf of patients who have very high medical expenses, and when the total annual expenses for reimbursable medicines are estimated to exceed a certain amount (see the amount in the table of reimbursement thresholds for reimbursement for the chronically ill).
Reimbursement for the terminally ill
Terminally ill patients who choose to spend their last time in their own home or in a hospice can have their medicine expenses covered if prescribed by a doctor. The doctor or the hospital can apply for a so-called licence for the terminally ill.
In addition to the above-mentioned types of reimbursement, which are granted by the Danish regions, you may in certain cases obtain a subsidy from the municipality of recidence (e.g. the City of Copenhagen).
These are called social subsidies and are granted pursuant to the Danish Social Pension Act, the Danish Active Social Policy Act or the Danish Social Service Act.