New opening hours for pharmacies

​With effect from 1 January 2018, all pharmacies in Denmark will have new opening hours. This means altered opening hours for a number of pharmacies in the Capital Region of Denmark, including pharmacies which were previously open 24/7 or which had on-call services. Steno Apotek by Copenhagen Central Station will still be open 24/7.

The new opening hours mean that you will have to contact 1813 for acute medicine outside the normal pharmacy opening hours.

Call 1813 for help

If the 1813 helpline physician determines that there is an acute need for medicinal treatment, the physician will write a prescription for the required medicine, which you can then pick up at Steno Apotek national 24-hour pharmacy on Vesterbro, Copenhagen or at your local pharmacy the following day. 

If you are not able to go to the 24-hour pharmacy, and the physician determines that treatment cannot wait until the following day, you can be referred to an emergency admissions department at a hospital, where you will be given the medicine required until the pharmacies open the next day.

Emergency admissions departments will only dispense medicine in emergency situations and they should not be considered "emergency pharmacies".

Remember to pick up your medicine during opening hours

Due to the changes in opening hours which take effect on 1 January 2018, it is important to be especially careful about picking up your prescription medicine during pharmacy opening hours.

Pharmacy opening hours as of 1 January 2018


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