Health and Medical Care
Registering with a doctor
You will need to register with a doctor (GP), taking your passport, evidence that you are a student, and proof of your UK address.
You will be eligible for free NHS consultation or treatment if:
- You are from the UK, EEA, Switzerland, or a country with a reciprocal health agreement with the UK.
- You are an overseas student and your course of study is longer than six months
If you are from a country not listed above and your course of study is shorter than six months you will be treated as a private patient.
We recommend that you register at the following medical centre:
Alternatively, to find your nearest doctor, visit the NHS website. This website also locates your nearest:
- Accident and Emergency
You can use the following private centre for emergencies:
Renown House, 33–34 Bury Street, London, EC3A 5AR
Monday to Friday, 7.30 am – 6.30 pm
020 3627 5831
Useful phone numbers
999 is emergency phone number for ambulance, police or fire services
111 for less urgent medical calls
Health Surcharge for overseas students
If you are an overseas student and paid a health surcharge as part of your visa you will not need to pay a fee to see a GP. You will need your BRP card or IHS number. This does not cover all services, such as prescriptions, dental treatment or eye tests. For further information, contact International Student Services at email@example.com.