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Overseas Visitors

Patients from Overseas

Information for Overseas Visitors seeking hospital treatment at York Teaching Hospital or Scarborough General Hospital

  • Are you visiting the United Kingdom?
  • Have you been living outside the UK for more than 3 months?
  • Did you know that you may have to pay for hospital treatment whilst you are here?

The National Health Service (NHS) provides free hospital treatment for people who live in the United Kingdom.  If you are an Overseas Visitor and have been resident in the UK for the last 12 months, you will need to bring your passport and documentation as proof of eligibility for free treatment.  Suitable documents include payslips, benefit letters and college attendance letters.

If you are a visitor and not a UK resident you will need to pay before any treatment is given (this excludes the Accident and Emergency department).

For more information please contact:

Overseas Visitors Office
York Teaching Hospital
Finance Department
2nd Floor Admin Block
York
YO31 8HE
Tel: 01904 725627
Email: overseasvisitoroffice@york.nhs.uk 
Overseas Visitors Office
Scarborough General Hospital
Finance Department
Woodlands House
Woodlands Drive
Scarborough
YO12 6QL
Tel: 01723 7715008
Email: overseasvisitoroffice@york.nhs.uk

To download a copy of our information leaflet click below.

For further information please see the Department of Health’s website

Are you visiting the United Kingdom?

Have you been living outside the UK?

Did you know that you may have to pay for your hospital treatment?

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We are currently working with reduced staffing levels within the Contact Centre.  This may mean that some of our patients encounter extended wait times when calling the Contact Centre.  This is not the level of service we wish to offer our patients and we are working hard to improve the situation.  If you wish to request to reschedule or cancel your appointment, you can complete our online form

We apologise for the inconvenience caused.