European Health Insurance Card NHS - Free Health Care System
You can get a Provisional Replacement Certificate if you travel without your UK Global Health Insurance Card (UK GHIC) or UK European Health Insurance Card(UK EHIC) and need medical care while you're there (PRC).
This information is about getting health care in England unless it says otherwise. Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland may have different ways of getting health care than England.
The European Health Insurance Card NHSruns a health care system that is based on where people live. People who live in the UK most of the time can use most NHS services for free. This means that you are living in the UK legally and have a place to stay for now. When you go to a doctor, you may be asked to show proof of this.
Unless otherwise specified, the following details pertain to obtaining medical care in the country of England. It's possible that getting medical care in Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland will be handled differently than it is in England.
The National Health Service (NHS) is a healthcare delivery system that is based on domicile. People who live in the UK on a permanent basis are eligible to get the vast majority of NHS treatments at no cost.
This entails maintaining a lawful and settled status while residing in the United Kingdom for the time being. When you go to get medical help, you can be requested to provide evidence of this.
If you do not have a permanent residence in the United Kingdom, you will be considered an international visitor and may be required to pay for certain NHS services.
You are required to submit an application to the EU Settlement Scheme if you desire to keep your right to receive free healthcare from the NHS after June 30, 2021, and continue to reside in the United Kingdom.
You will not be required to pay for your healthcare once you have been granted either pre-settled or settled status, or while your application is pending, as long as you continue to be ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom.
This applies to both pre-settled and settled statuses. When seeking medical treatment, you can be requested to provide evidence that you have either pre-settled or settled status.
Citizens of Ireland do not have to submit an application to the EU Settlement Scheme; but, they are free to do so if they so want. This is in accordance with long-standing promises we have made in the context of the Common Travel Area.
Irish nationals who make the United Kingdom their permanent home will continue to have access to medical care there on the same terms as UK residents.
You may be eligible for healthcare on the European Health Insurance Card National Health Service (NHS) that is paid for by an EU country, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, or Switzerland.
This could be because you receive either a state pension or certain 'exportable' benefits from that country, or because you are a frontier worker (someone who lives in an EU country, Norway, Iceland, or Switzerland, and works in (someone who usually works in one country but is sent temporarily to work into another).
You are able to submit a request for an S1 certificate to the relevant health insurance authority if you do not already possess one.
You are eligible to use your EHIC card for any healthcare that is medically essential until the completion of your course while you are studying in the UK. If your program lasts longer than June 30, 2021, you are required to submit an application to the EU Settlement Scheme.
If you are visiting the UK from an EU country or Switzerland and get sick or have a medical emergency while you are there, you can get medical care with a valid EHIC from your home country.
If you were living legally in the UK on or before December 31, 2020, and you are a citizen of the EU, Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, or Switzerland, you will be able to use the NHS in England.
If you've paid the surcharge or are exempt from it and your visa lets you stay for more than 6 months, you'll be able to get free NHS hospital care in England just like a person who lives there full-time, except for services that help you get pregnant that are paid for by the NHS.
If you give birth in the UK, your child will have the same right to free NHS hospital care in England as someone who lives there full-time.
If you need medical care while you are in the UK, you can use your European Health Insurance Card to get the care you need from the NHS. All care related to pregnancy or giving birth is thought to be necessary.
If you already have an EHIC, it will be valid until the date on the card says it is no longer valid. You can apply for a new card up to six months before the expiration date on the one you already have.