Overseas visitors eligibility to receive free primary care
Eligibility to receive free medical treatment is determined by whether a person is ordinarily resident in the UK and is not related to the person’s nationality, or the payment of national insurance contributions or taxes. Overseas visitors need to be able to supply proof or residency before they are eligible for free primary care treatment. Visitors to this country are able to make an appointment to see a general practitioner on a private basis for the first six months of residency. When overseas visitors (ie. those not ordinarily in the UK) requre the provision of emergency or immediately necessary treatment, they should be offered this free of charge.