If you have paid the immigration health surcharge for your current period of immigration permission then you will qualify for free NHS hospital treatment on the same basis as anyone who is ordinarily resident in the UK. You must be pursuing a full-time course which is at least six months long to qualify. This is stated on the Welsh Government’s wales.com website.
Registering with a local GP surgery will allow you free NHS treatment.
Please register with USW Health Service online. When you have completed the registration form, make an appointment with us to discuss your medical history. It is important that you tell us about any illness or investigations you have had in the past. If you are receiving any treatment or are disabled as a result of a medical condition please bring information in English from your doctor at home.
If you move to a different area, you will need to re-register with a doctor.
For minor problems like sore throats, coughs, colds and flu like illnesses you do not need to see a doctor. It is advisable to :
Alternatively visit your local pharmacy for advice. You will be expected to buy your own medicines in this case.
You will need to register with a local GP then you will need to book an appointment at your doctor's surgery. You will not have to pay if your course is for longer than 6 months.
If you need to be referred to hospital you will have to wait for an appointment to be sent to you in the post. This can take some months or longer in conditions which are not considered urgent.