International Student Support


Health Advice

It is important to remember to look after yourself when you are in the UK and to find out how to obtain medical treatment if you need it. The National Health Service (NHS) is the healthcare system in the UK and is primarily funded through general taxation rather than requiring insurance payments.

Ridgmount Practice

Ridgmount Practice is an NHS general practice located near to the UCL campus which provides general health care, a contraceptive service and a full nursing service. You can register with them if you live in one of the local postcodes which they cover and are on a programme of study that lasts longer than 6 months.

To register, you need to download and complete their form and then visit Ridgmount Practice in person. You will be able to register only after enrolling on your programme of study at UCL as you will need to present your UCL identity card at registration.

If you have not done so already, please read through our pre-arrival health advice page for more information.