Overseas visitors

NHS treatment is not automatically available to all overseas visitors. Emergency treatment is available for urgent conditions that occur during the visit regardless of country of origin, but not for pre-existing medical problems. This may apply to some British Nationals (e.g. expatriates) living abroad.

If NHS treatment is not appropriate a private appointment will be offered and charges will apply. Receipts will be given. Emergency treatment may also be available at a hospital with an Accident and Emergency Departments. The nearest Accident and Emergency Departments are at the Conquest Hospital near Hastings and the William Harvey Hospital Ashford.

Date published: 10th July, 2020
Date last updated: 10th July, 2020