International Student’s Health Issues
Many students are allegeable to receive free NHS (National Health Services) treatment while in the UK. In most cases, any student who is enrolled in a full time course for at least six months plus is also entitled to free NHS treatment.
If not then our great advice would be make sure you arrange for an International Health Insurance, before you come to the UK or as soon as you arrive.
Before travelling to the UK
If you have any continues medical conditions that you have suffered from shortly before coming to the UK, an existing medical condition or registered as disabled, we advice that you bring with you a copy of all your medical reports and any prescriptions you had or are on baring in mind translating it into English.
In some cases you might be asked to produce health certificates detailing your vaccinations. If you are coming from a country that have high levels of tuberculosis (TB), then an x-ray might be required. You will need to provide those documents before passing through immigration. It is always useful and less hassle to carry those documents in your hand luggage to avoid long delays in the airport.
You can ask your British Embassy in your home country to provide you with information about any inculcation you need to provide on arriving to the UK as an International student.
Health Services in the UK
You might be entitled for free treatment on the NHS if your UK course is for at least six months or more. Emergency treatments are free of charge!
If you are a national of an EEA country, you will automatically receive those services in regardless of how long your course is in the UK. This rule also applies to International students studying in Scotland.
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