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NHS dental treatment

NHS dental treatment is available to patients who live in a country which has a reciprocal healthcare agreement with the UK.

The standard NHS dental charges apply in these cases unless the patient is entitled to free NHS dental treatment.

If you’re unsure if a country has a reciprocal agreement with the UK, or have any further questions about healthcare for overseas visitors, contact the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) helpline on 0207 210 4850.

NHS optical care

If you are registered with an NHS GP you can access an NHS sight test and purchase an optical appliance.

The standard charges apply in these cases unless the patient is entitled to help with their optical costs.

NHS prescriptions

If you are registered with an NHS GP you are able to collect a prescription.

The standard NHS prescription charges apply in these cases unless the patient is entitled to free NHS prescriptions.

Visiting a GP or hospital

The rules around visiting a GP or hospital depend on your usual country of residence:

Check what help you could get to pay for NHS costs and apply online.