Visiting From Overseas?
The NHS is not free, it is paid for by UK tax payers; your eligibility for free healthcare will depend upon several factors.
Treatment in an emergency is free for all but on-going care for pre-existing conditions may be subject to a charge for those visitors whom are not-entitled.
Most EU citizens can obtain free health care provided that they can show an EU passport and a EU Health Insurance Card
British Passport holders who live abroad are not automatically entitled to free care. The rules are complex.
Details for holiday makers are available here: http://www.cairnmedical.co.uk/page1.aspx?p=4&t=2.
Details for workers, or British Citizens resident abroad are here:https://www.nhsinform.scot/care-support-and-rights/health-rights/access/healthcare-for-uk-passport-holders-living-or-working-abroad
Any charge that we make may be covered by your Travel insurance. Currently, our charges for non-entitled patients are:
Private Consultation: £25
Private Prescription: £15
Any medication that the Pharmacy dispenses will attract a separate charge, in addition to the charge for the GP producing your prescription.