Healthcare for People Coming to Scotland to Work (Factsheet)

If you've come from overseas to work in Scotland, this factsheet explains how you can get healthcare from the NHS while you're here.

Healthcare for People Coming to Scotland to Work

Included in this factsheet:

  • I have come from abroad to work in Scotland. Can I get healthcare from the NHS?
  • What do I need to do?
  • 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 files for professionals

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

Healthcare for People Coming to Scotland to Work - Print files (ZIP, 2.6MB)

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.

Who to contact at your health board