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Medical Matters


Guernsey's Health Service is not part of the UK National Health Service.  Medical insurance is therefore strongly recommended.  There is is no reciprocal health agreement between Guernsey and the British Government.  This means that UK residents traveling to the Islands will also be charged for medical treatment within a hospital. 

Primary care doctors, dentists and other health professionals, such as physiotherapists, are in private practice and all patients are required to pay for treatment.  This can be at a surgery, at your temporary residence, or at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital including Accident & Emergency.  There are also charges for the ambulance service and repatriation, to where you are ordinarily resident, if required.

Medical insurance is strongly recommended.

Policies should be checked to ensure that cover is provided for travel to the Channel Islands, and for stays in the kind of accommodation you have chosen, including staying with friends and family.