In the UK, the National Health Service (NHS) provides some healthcare services to everyone free of charge.

The following services are free for everyone through the NHS:

  • Consultations and treatment provided by a GP and other ‘primary care’ services.
  • Emergency treatment (but not follow-up treatment)
  • Family planning services
  • Diagnosis and treatment of certain communicable diseases
  • Compulsory psychiatric treatment

Students are strongly advised to register with a GP practice so that they can access treatment more easily. You can find more information on how to register with the GP.

Further guidance

Last Updated: 8th July 2022