Visitors are eligible for NHS treatment if:
- Treatment is deemed immediately necessary by a clinician
- Is ordinarily resident in the UK (includes students / workers)
- Is able to demonstrate that they are from one of the countries below
European Economic Area (EEA) member states :
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus (Southern), Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, UK, plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway. Switzerland by special arrangement.
Bilateral Healthcare Agreement Countries:
Nationals of, and UK nationals in, the following countries:
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia, Croatia, Georgia, Gibraltar, Yugoslavia i.e. Serbia & Montenegro, Kazakhstan, Kirgizstan, Macedonia, Moldova, New Zealand, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan.
Residents irrespective of nationality of the following countries:
Anguilla, Australia, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Falkland Islands, Iceland, Isle of Man, Montserrat, St. Helena, Turks and Caicos Islands.
If you are unsure about the entitlement of any patient then please go to the
Department of Health website.
Last updated: 26/04/2012