The National Health Service (NHS) is the primary medical service in the UK. Information about the NHS is available on the NHS Scotland website. Arrangements for international students are dependent on your visa status and any reciprocal health arrangements which the UK has in place with your country.

Some NHS services are free of charge for everyone, these include:

  • accident and emergency services
  • family planning services
  • diagnosis and treatment of sexually transmitted infections
  • diagnosis and treatment of certain infectious diseases
  • compulsory psychiatric treatment.