Your rights as a patient (Diagnostic examinations)
Choose another public hospital (free choice of hospital)
As a patient, you are basically free to choose from any of the public hospitals throughout Denmark. However, a hospital department may refuse patients if that department has significantly longer waiting times for the treatment in question than other similar departments.
If you wish to exercise your free choice of another public hospital, please contact the department/hospital on the telephone number you were given in your appointment letter.
Choose a private hospital (extended free choice of hospital)
If you have to wait more than 30 days for a diagnostic examination at a hospital in the Central Denmark Region or at one of the private hospitals with which the Central Denmark Region works, you are also free to choose a private hospital.
Before you can choose a private hospital, there must be a agreement in place between the regions and the private hospital. And the waiting time for the diagnostic examination must not exceed the waiting time at the Central Denmark Region’s hospitals or the private hospitals with which we work.
Read more in Danish at www.valgafsygehus.rm.dk.