This information is for overseas visitors coming to Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust.
It explains who has the right to have free hospital treatment under the National Health Service (NHS). It also tells you when you need to pay for hospital treatment or other care.
What is the NHS?
The NHS is a state-funded organisation which provides free hospital treatment to people who are legally living in the UK on a permanent basis.
How will I know if I have to pay?
Our overseas visitors team can give you more information if you are not sure whether you are entitled to free hospital treatment.
The overseas visitors team can also advise you about which documents are OK to use when you are asked for evidence of entitlement.
Do you have further questions? Call 01273 696955 extension 67858 or email us:
NHS and Department of Health guidance:
- Access services in England aspx
- Guidance on overseas visitors hospital charging regulations
- Recovering the cost of NHS treatments given to overseas visitors
- EU directive on patients’ rights in cross-border healthcare