Health care for people coming to Scotland to work

I have come from abroad to work in Scotland. Can I get health care from the NHS?

  • Yes. You can get health care from the NHS if you are employed or self­-employed in Scotland.
  • You can also get health care from the NHS if you:
    • work on a ship registered in the UK
    • work offshore in UK territory, or
    • have come to Scotland to work as an unpaid volunteer providing services within or similar to health or social services.

Page last edited: 20 February 2013