Paying for medical care
Access to most National Health Services (NHS) is through your GP so it is very important to register with a GP when you arrive in the UK.
Most international students with a student visa will pay a health surcharge as part of your visa application. This then entitles you to free healthcare
Private medical treatment is charged at market rates and you should check any insurance policy carefully before undertaking private treatment.
You may want to consider taking out medical insurance to cover private medical care costs if you fall ill, and other possible related costs such as costs of returning to your home country for treatment, costs of returning home if a relative is ill or costs of a relative visiting you if you are ill. If you have private medical insurance in your home country, check if you can extend this to cover your stay in the UK