UK student healthcare

We encourage all our students, UK and international, to register with a local doctor. 

International students

Health services are mostly free at the point of need in the UK. UK residents pay taxes that fund the National Health Service (NHS).

You might need to pay a healthcare surcharge (called the 'immigration health surcharge' or IHS) as part of your immigration application. Whether you need to pay depends on the immigration status you're applying for. Visit GOV.UK for more information on the healthcare application.

If your course of study in the UK is less than 6 months then you'll need to consider private health insurance. 

Learn more about the Immigration Health Surcharge on the government website. 

UK students

As a UK resident you can access all NHS services as you always have. 

You should think about where you spend most of your time. If most of your time is spent at the University and you're not working remotely from home you should register with a GP who's local to the campus. 

NHS guide to getting medical care as a student

Health services on campus

There are doctors and dentists either on or near both Highfield and Winchester campuses. 

The University Health Service is based at Highfield Campus.