The first is to locate the GP or corresponding GP depending on the area of residence. It can be located using the postal code.
It is necessary to provide an identity document and a residence document to register with a GP (general practitioner). In each medical center, anyone living within the limits established for the center and entitled to register as a patient in the NHS can register.
The following lists are not exhaustive and other forms of identification can be accepted depending on the center. Registration may require different evidence that the person is entitled to use the NHS services, however, these tests will not always be required.
Accepted identity tests
Original birth / marriage certificate
Documents of divorce / nullity
NHS Medical Card
Country showing patients will be moving to the UK on a certain date?
Driver’s license with UK photo
UK accepted residence tests
Letters of the city council
Correspondence of the work company addressed to the address of residence in UK
Council / housing association / Scottish homes rent book?
Mortgage repayment documents?
Gas bill (for the last 3 months)
Bank correspondence addressed to the address of residence in UK
Students from other countries must have a letter from the university / college with the dates and duration of the course they are taking. Only full-time students from other countries of recognized colleges / universities are entitled to receive free medical care.
IF THE PERSON HAS COME TO UK IN THE LAST YEAR
Letter from home office?
Proof of residence
Employer’s letter or letter
The documents must be original and must be delivered personally, will be photocopied while the person waits and returns. Original documents should not be mailed or deposited in the mailbox.
For registration you will also need to fill out a form with personal, medical and other data that will be provided at the medical center.
Once registered with the GP, it is necessary to request an appointment and be referred by a GP to go to any specialist.
Sometimes GP practice may not accept new patients, in which case it will be necessary to register with another medical center in the area.
Once registered with the GP, an appointment can be made and it will be necessary to see the GP to be referred by him to a specialist doctor.
MENTAL HEALTH (FREE PSYCHOLOGICAL AID LINES IN CRISIS SITUATIONS)
If you need or a person close to you needs immediate help with an emotional problem, you are in a situation of vital or emotional crisis, or you are thinking about ending your life, contact Samaritans (for adults) at 116 123 or ChildLine (For minors) on 0800 1111. Telephonic service 24 hours a day.