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Seeking medical treatment in an EEA Country

Planning treatment in a European Country   

If you are thinking about any sort of planned medical or dental treatment outside the UK, please discuss this fully with your GP, hospital consultant or dentist. Make sure you are fully informed as it is important to have the information you need to make the right choices. You will need to be fully informed about your European healthcare provider and the details of the treatment you are planning to have. You may also need to consider:

  • when you will be able to travel
  • how your medical notes will be exchanged between teams
  • arrangements for after-care or follow-up treatment either abroad or at home
  • how you would deal with any complaint or problem should something go wrong following your treatment abroad

All treatment under the S2 scheme requires Health Board approval before treatment can commence. Please click on the linked heading above for more information. 

The arrangements for reimbursing health care costs to people who live in Scotland and receive treatment in EEA states stopped on 31 December 2020 (EU Exit Implementation Period completion day). Click on link above for more information