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Healthcare Entitlement for Overseas Visitors


Patients from overseas are not always entitled to free NHS treatment. To establish whether or not they are entitled the following criteria should be checked:

Patients should be ordinarily resident which means you are going to be living in the UK for at least 6 months. Patients must be able to provide paperwork which shows they are lawfully resident with a settled purpose or they are an asylum seeker.

Patients may have to pay for consultations and subsequent treatment if they do not qualify under the criteria.


For more information on NHS Treatment for those visiting the UK please go to:

http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/AboutNHSservices/uk-visitors/visiting-england/Pages/visitors-from-the-eea.aspx

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