Getting healthcare

Healthcare in the UK is provided by the National Health Service, known as the NHS. It is free for most services. You may have to pay for some services such as prescriptions and dental care. 

You can access the following services for free: 

  • Family doctors, called General Practitioners (GPs)
  • Hospitals
  • Maternity services 

The NHS helps those who need medical treatment. They can also help with lots of other things, including:

  • Contraception
  • Family planning
  • Healthy eating
  • Mental health


You can also find out if you can get help with your NHS health costs if you are refugee or asylum seeker. 

Last Modified: 01/12/2022 13:55:30