Health care for asylum seekers and refugees in Scotland

I am seeking asylum. Can I get health care from the NHS in Scotland?

  • You can get health care from the NHS if:
    • your application for asylum is being considered, or
    • you have been refused asylum and you are appealing against the decision.

I have been granted asylum. Can I get health care from the NHS?

  • You will continue to get health care from the NHS if you have been:
    • given the right to stay in the UK as a refugee
    • granted humanitarian protection, or
    • granted discretionary leave.

I have been refused asylum. Can I get health care from the NHS in Scotland?

  • If you have been refused asylum, and any appeals against the decision have also failed, you can still get health care from the NHS while you are in Scotland.

Page last edited: 20 February 2013