Healthcare for Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Scotland (Factsheet)

If you're an asylum seeker or refugee who has applied to the Home Office to live permanently in the UK, this factsheet explains how you can get healthcare from the NHS while you're in Scotland.

Healthcare for Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Scotland

Included in this factsheet:

  • I am seeking asylum. Can I get healthcare from the NHS in Scotland?
  • I have been granted asylum. Can I get healthcare from the NHS?
  • What do I need to do to get healthcare from the NHS?
  • What happens when I register as an NHS patient?
  • When I am registered as an NHS patient, is all healthcare free?
  • Can my family get healthcare from the NHS?
  • What happens if I am not registered as an NHS patient?
  • What to do if you're feeling unwell

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Print-ready versions of this factsheet are available for use by health and care professionals.

Healthcare for Asylum Seekers and Refugees in Scotland - Print files (ZIP, 3MB)

To arrange a print run of this factsheet, contact the person who coordinates the printing and distribution of health rights information at your health board.

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