Am I entitled to NHS treatment as an international student?
The NHS (National Health Service) is the UK's state health service which provides treatment for UK residents through a wide range of health care services. Some services are free and some have to be paid for. For detailed information about your elegibility for healthcare and free medical treatment, please read carefully the report provided on UKCISA website- Keeping Healthy. Please note that UKCISA are still in the process of updating parts of their healthcare section since the UK left the EU, so if there is anything you are unsure of, 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.
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.
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
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.