Patients can apply for health care assistance at the low-income NHS system. Under current EU law, EU citizens are entitled to mutual health care if they reside in one of the 28 EU Member States. New Zealand has mutual health agreements with Australia and the United Kingdom (United Kingdom). At any time, some services may be funded by public funds for those covered by the agreements. These services can be funded to the same extent as for a national of the country they are visiting or staying temporarily. Note: Reciprocal health agreements with the following countries were terminated in 2016: people covered by mutual health agreements, holders of a European health insurance card or who have paid the health supplement for immigration may also be exempt from payment for certain services. For more information, please see NHS.UK and instructions on rates for foreign visitors to hospitals 2017. This 2018 Alliance document outlines how current mutual agreements work and the impact of a possible no deal or bad deal for both patients and health care providers. In October 2017, we published a series of blog posts in which patients and clinicians shared their experiences on how current mutual health plans work for them and the possible consequences if these rules no longer apply after Brexit. The CEC is not applicable outside the European Economic Area and Switzerland.
Be sure to mention the mutual health agreement with the UK and have all the necessary evidence documents when you have access to health care. While travel can be enjoyable, it can sometimes be a challenge. There are clear links between mental health and physical health, so it is important to take care of yourself during travel and abroad. You can find information on travel with mental illness on our instructions page. For more information, visit the National Travel Health Network and Centre (NaTHNaC). The British Medical Association has produced a resource for asylum seekers and doctors` health to help them understand the health needs of asylum seekers and refugees and overcome common barriers. Persons with a visitor visa and those with a visa of less than 6 months must pay for any health treatment at the place of use, except in case of exemption from the fee category. Copies of the mutual health agreements established in New Zealand legislation are linked below: More information on health services to foreign visitors to Wales is also available. As a general rule, health care professionals do not transmit personal medical data, even if requested by other government agencies, as this is likely a violation of a physician`s obligations under the Data Protection and Patient Confidentiality Act. The new agreement will ensure that People from the Isle of Man who visit the UK will continue to receive free health care when needed and vice versa for UK residents visiting the Isle of Man.