You may be charged for NHS treatment
Whilst you can register with St Andrews Medical Practice as an NHS patient and see the GP without charge, you should be aware that not every person is entitled to all their NHS care free of charge in England.
Generally, NHS care is free for those:
- ordinarily resident in the UK
- insured by an EEA member state, eg with a valid EHIC or S1 form
- covered under the Immigration Health Charge ("Surcharge")
- exempt in law - eg refugees or victims of modern slavery
Some services are always free to all people, eg the diagnosis and treatment of most infectious diseases.
Ordinarily resident means, broadly speaking, living in the UK on a lawful and properly settled basis for the time being. You will be asked to prove this.
More information can be obtained from www.nhs.uk, www.gov.uk (guidance on overseas visitors), from PALS at a local hospital or the local Citizens Advice Bureau or ask for a leaflet at Reception.