- A Non-European student studying full time in the UK or an individual who has come to work in the UK on a relevant visa and has paid the health surcharge
- A refugee or an asylum seeker whose formal application to the UK Border Agency is being considered. You will need to provide documentary evidence such as your Application Registration Card (ARC) and we will need to confirm that your application is still being considered. Please note that you will still need to pay for any medication prescribed to you.
- Under the UK-EU Trade and Co-operation Agreement, a citizen who normally lives in a country that is a member of the European Union (EU) and has a valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) in their name, or can obtain a valid Provisional Replacement Certificate (PRC) from the member state for the dates of treatment. The valid EHIC card / PRC covers immediately necessary treatment only, to prevent you from cutting short your visit to the UK.Residents of Switzerland who are visiting the UK are eligible to receive needs-arising treating without charge if they present their EHIC or PRC under the UK-Switzerland SSC Convention.This card / PRC can be obtained by all insured individuals (including children in their own right) and you must bring it with you to hospital or email it to email@example.com. You can also ask our staff to take a copy the card / PRC as it will be forwarded to the overseas visitors’ team.
The countries this relates to are:
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus (Southern), Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.
- A citizen who normally lives in a country that has a reciprocal healthcare agreement with the UK. There are a number of variations in the level of free treatment afforded to visitors travelling to the UK from these countries. Generally, only immediate medical treatment is to be provided free of charge. They do not usually apply when the person has travelled to the UK for the purpose of obtaining healthcare. Further details can be provided on request from the overseas team.
Please note that if the agreement is withdrawn during your treatment you will become immediately responsible for the cost of the remainder of your course of treatment.
The countries are currently
Anguilla, Australia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, British Virgin Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Isle of Man, Jersey, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Montserrat, New Zealand, Serbia, St Helena, Turks and Caicos Islands
- You fall within a group of individuals who are entitled to receive healthcare on the same or similar basis as an ordinarily resident person.
- If you are a visitor from Iceland or Lichtenstein that has rights under the Brexit Withdrawal Agreement (WA) because you are an EU national who was exercising EU treaty rights in the UK before 31 December 2020 as a worker, self-employed person, student, self-sufficient person or jobseeker; Please note that you would be chargeable for NHS hospital care at 150% of NHS National Tariff if you have no rights under the WA.
- The UK and Norway have reciprocal healthcare arrangements under Medical Treatment Protocol to the 1990 UK-Norway Social Security Reciprocal Agreement which provide that Norwegian and UK nationals residing in Norway or insured in Norway will be able to access necessary healthcare while travelling in or posted to the UK, by presenting a valid passport and proof of residency.