What are the healthcare arrangements in Jersey ?
Jersey isn’t part of the NHS. We have different rules to the UK, other Channel Islands and other countries. When you first move to Jersey you will have to pay for most healthcare. Consider arranging health insurance to cover any healthcare costs, including possible travel for treatment in the UK.
You have to pay for:
- visits to the doctor (GP)
- non-emergency treatment at the hospital
- other care, treatment and related costs, including travel costs
What is free? You do not have to pay for treatment in the Emergency Department of the hospital.
Health cards Once you have lived here for six months, you can get a health card. This gives you discounted GP costs. You will still have to pay for the rest of the cost of the visit. Your health card only applies to GP visits and GP prescriptions. It does not give you access to free or discounted health care at the hospital or elsewhere.
Emergency treatment provided in the Emergency Department is free. If you do not meet the requirements in the charging policy, you will have to pay for:
- emergency treatment provided outside of the Emergency Department (could include travel costs for treatment in the UK)
- non-emergency follow-on treatment provided in the Emergency Department
Non-emergency hospital treatment and social services
You have to pay for non-emergency treatment and social services even if you’re a former resident, unless you meet the requirements in the residents and non-residents charging policy.
Doctors (GPs), dentists and other healthcare providers Everyone has to pay for these services.
These can include:
- doctors (GPs)
- ante-natal clinics
Once you have been here for six months, you can get a health card. This helps with the cost of seeing a GP. You will still have to pay for the rest of the cost of the visit. To learn more about the Health Service in Jersey please visit gov.je.
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