What You Need to know
This section tells you about how and where to get help when you or someone in your family feels unwell or is injured, using the UK’s healthcare system: the National Health Service or NHS.
The use of GPs (family doctors), Hospital and Community Services services are free for refugees. You will usually have to pay for dental treatment and sight tests.
What You Need to Take
You do not need ID or proof of address to attend medical appointments.
However, if you are registering for a new GP it’s a good idea to take your personal checklist with you, to make sure you can find details of you and your family quickly, if you need them.
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