We believe that safety and enjoyment are equally important when studying at International House Manchester. We therefore strongly recommend that you have adequate travel insurance in place before starting your course.
If you are in the process of applying for a course, or have already secured your place, you should consider what type of insurance you need, in case the worst should happen. International House Manchester can arrange an insurance policy for you with Guardme that is designed for students who are taking a language course in the UK. If you would like us to arrange this cover for you, please let us know on your booking form. For more details about Guardme cover please download the key facts below or visit the GuardMe website.
If you are from the European Economic Area, make sure you get a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) before coming to the UK so that you can access NHS treatment. Visit the European Commission’s website for more information.
It is a good idea to register with a GP (general practitioner) , a doctor who deals with most general health problems, shortly after you arrive in the UK. Most GP surgeries offer patients a choice of whether they see a male or female doctor.
If you are not entitled to receive free NHS hospital treatment, you will not be refused medical treatment that stabilises a life-threatening condition, for example, for renal failure. Treatment will be given to deal with the emergency, but you will be expected to return home for it to be completed, once the emergency is over.
If there is not an emergency, but treatment has to start immediately, you may be asked to give an undertaking to pay. In these circumstances, it is very important that you find out the likely cost.