Healthcare in the UK
The National Health Service (NHS) is the main healthcare provider in the UK.
NHS treatment is free for UK residents. Most overseas nationals are not eligible for free NHS treatment, except if they need emergency treatment while in the UK.
The UK government strongly advises visitors to take out appropriate travel insurance for the duration of your trip to cover any medical expenses.
If you're visiting from Europe, carry your valid EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) in case you need emergency medical treatment in an NHS hospital. Visit the official UK government website to find updates on healthcare for EU citizens visiting the UK.
Emergency services and important phone numbers
London’s police force is called the Metropolitan Police. Learn more about Project Servator and how to report suspicious activity.
Call 112 or 999 for police, fire and ambulance in London.
To report non-urgent crime, call the police on 101 from within the UK.
Find out more about staying safe in London.