Medical Care

The United Kingdom has a socialised medicine system which is run by the NHS (National Health Services). To access health care you must first register with a local general practitioner (GP). To find a GP near you, use this site

Once you’ve located a GP surgery in your neighbourhood, you must register with them and apply for an NHS number. The GP will send you a letter confirming that your are registered as a patient. This letter should contain your name and street address. It is important to retain this letter as it can serve as proof of address.  

The NHS will also send a letter to confirm your NHS number. It is important to retain your NHS number as it may be required to make an appointment with your GP or when accessing other NHS services.   

You can make an initial appointment with your GP for medication prescriptions which can be given to you on a “repeat prescription” basis. If you need to see a specialist (such as an oncologist or cardiologist) you will first need to see the GP who will make a referral to the specialist’s office. 

You may request a translator for your medical visit when you make your appointment.  

NHS Prescriptions and eye-checks are free for children, pregnant women, women with a child under 12 months old, seniors over the age of 65 years old, and to recipients of Universal Credit.

Eligibility for free eye-tests

NHS dentistry is only free by exemption (for example, for those who are under the age of 18 or recipients of Universal Credit)

Mental Health Support

Mental Heath Camden offers a range of support for those struggling with mental health issues

Parent Guide

An interactive app written in eight languages (including Ukrainian) offers advice and support for families facing trauma

MIND in Camden

Mind in Camden is a network of organisations providing a wide range of services and support for mental health and well-being.


Access to Dentists in an Emergency