The National Health Service (NHS) is the system that UK residents use to access physical and mental healthcare services in the United Kingdom. As an international student, the care that you can access, and its cost, depends on your status in the UK.
For detailed information about your elegibility for healthcare and free medical treatment, please read carefully the report provided on UKCISA website- Keeping Healthy. If you need further information on obtaining non-urgent medical care please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
In the UK doctors are called General Practitioners (GPs) and they are usually based in Health care Centres called ‘Surgeries’. If you have an accident or need urgent treatment, you should go to an Accident and Emergency unit in a hospital. You can call an ambulance by dialling 999.
Registering with a GP
We advise all students to register with the local medical services so that you can easily access medical assistance as and when you need throughout your study.
When registering, you will be asked to fill out a couple of forms to provide them with your contact details and medical history. Some surgeries may ask for proof of identity when you register. To find out what your chosen surgery requires, contact them directly.
Local GP Surgeries
Nearest surgeries to St John’s Campus
Henwick Halt Medical Centre
1 Ingles Drive
Telephone: 01905 422 883
St John’s House Surgery
299 Bromyard Rd, Worcester WR2 5FB
Telephone: 01905 421 688
Nearest surgeries to Halls of Residence in the City Centre
37 Newtown Road – Tel. 0845 450 1924
Spring Gardens Group Medical Practice
Telephone: 01905 744 400
Farrier House Surgery
Farrier Street - register and book online.
Telephone: 01905 879 100
If you are an international student and are studying for more than 6 months, you can register at these surgeries. They will also accept students who have their own medical insurance.
A full list of local GPs, and hard copies are also available from Firstpoint.
Other Medical Care in Worcester
You can call NHS 111 or access the 111 system online if you urgently need medical help or advice but it's not a life-threatening situation. You can also call NHS 111 if you're not sure which NHS service you might need.
Asking a pharmacist for advice
Pharmacists in the UK can give you advice about many common non-emergency minor illnesses. There are many pharmacies across Worcester, including those attached to GP surgeries.
Worcestershire Royal Hospital – includes Accident and Emergency unit
Charles Hastings Way, Newtown Road
Telephone: 01905 763 333
Further surgeries and hospitals can be found on www.nhs.uk
Further information about hospital services is available on the NHS website.
Details of local dentists can be found at www.nhs.uk
If you need help in finding a NHS dentist in the Worcester area, telephone: 01905 760 111 or (out of office hours): 0845 609 0669
For more information please see the International Student Guide app.
Help with Healthcare costs
As a student you may be eligible to apply for help with the following health care costs:
NHS dental treatment
sight tests, classes and contact lenses
travel to receive NHS treatment
NHS wigs and fabric supports
Apply for help with healthcare costs by completing an HC1 form. Forms are available from firstpoint or from the Students' Union.