While you are visiting Jersey, we want you to enjoy your stay. Although we hope that you will not need any medical attention during your holiday, we would like you to have peace of mind and reassurance that you know what is covered by our health care service. It’s also a good idea to ensure that you have the appropriate level of travel insurance to cover you.
Jersey is not part of the UK, and therefore our health service is not part of the NHS. For UK visitors, while some medical care is covered by a Reciprocal Health Agreement (RHA) we have with the UK, some treatment is not, and neither are pre-existing conditions.
Emergency medical care.
If you need urgent treatment in an emergency, you should come to the Emergency Department at the General Hospital. As in the UK an ambulance can be called by dialling 999.
The Emergency Department is for emergency treatment only.
Emergency treatment given in the Emergency Department of the hospital is free of charge, but treatment or care which is needed after that may not be. If you do not have travel insurance, you may need to pay for any treatment which is not classed as an emergency, including repatriation, if this is needed, which can cost approximately £5,000.
The Emergency Department at the Hospital does not issue prescriptions for medication which is lost or forgotten. If you need a prescription re-issued, you should visit any local GP, or contact our “out of hours” GP service, which is based at the Hospital, contactable on +44 (0) 1534 442000. There will be a charge for this appointment which the individual GP practice can advise on.
Non-emergency medical care.
If you have a non-urgent medical issue, you’ll need to contact any local GP or the “out of hours” GP service. There will be a charge for this appointment which the individual GP practice can advise on.
GP and dental services in Jersey are not free of charge. Individual GP and dental practices can advise on charges for appointments you may need to make when visiting the island.
We always strongly recommend travelling to the island with appropriate travel insurance.
Find out more about charges for healthcare in Jersey from the Government of Jersey.
More information to help you plan your Jersey getaway.
Let your hair down and feel liberated in the island break knowing you have a good plan in place.