Am I entitled to free healthcare?
You are entitled to healthcare in Scotland if you are living permanently in the UK or have a visa which lets you stay for at least one year.
National Health Service
The national health service (NHS) in Scotland provides free healthcare services including doctors, dentists, hospital treatment and opticians.
Use of private healthcare and alternative and complementary medicine has increased in recent years, mainly due to employers offering this as part of flexible benefits to staff.
Register with a doctor
Information on registering with a doctor when you arrive in Scotland including what you'll need to take with you to the GP surgery.