You are eligible for National Health Service (NHS) treatment once you have paid the compulsory immigration health surcharge.
Even if you are entitled to free NHS healthcare during your time in the UK, you may like to take out private health insurance. Private health services are often able to offer treatment faster than if you went through the NHS.
There are many companies who provide private healthcare insurance, but LSE is unable to make recommendations about the best provider for your needs.
What is the latest UK government advice on vaccinations?
It is really important that you get the COVID-19 vaccination when you are offered it. The vaccine offers you the best protection against catching the virus and is one of the best ways to help stop the pandemic.
The UK government does not require students to have had a COVID-19 vaccination before entering the UK and LSE does not require students to have had a COVID-19 vaccination before arriving on campus. However, if you are able to get the vaccination in your home town or country before travelling to London for the start of term we strongly encourage you to do that.
The UK is now offering vaccinations to everyone over 18 at local sites run by General Practitioners (doctors) or community pharmacies, at larger vaccination centres and in some hospitals. If you are unable to get your vaccination before you arrive at LSE you should do so as soon as possible after you arrive.
Information on how students can get their COVID vaccination can be found on this NHS FAQs for students in higher education institutions.