NHS leaflet

A guide for asylum seekers — ‘How to use the NHS’ (v5)

Most healthcare in the UK is provided by the National Health Service (NHS).

Asylum seekers in the UK have the same rights to free NHS healthcare as UK citizens.

The leaflet includes information on:
• seeing a doctor or nurse
• going to hospital
• having tests
• receiving care for your mental health
• calling and using an ambulance

It is available in the following languages:




Farsi (Iran)

Sorani (Kurdish)


Tamil (Tamil Nadu & Sri Lanka)

Tigrinya (Eritrea & N Ethiopia)