You must ensure that you have adequate travel and health insurance to cover your stay in these places. Unfortunately, in the United Kingdom, the NHS does not provide clear and accurate information on its mutual health agreement with Australia, and the result of this lack of clear information is that most British doctors believe that they can only treat Australian travellers under the NHS in an emergency, which they define as a life or death situation or an accident. To need medication for chronic long-term health problems is not covered according to them. Make sure you have comprehensive health insurance before you travel to Australia. If you are not covered by the mutual health agreements between Australia and the United Kingdom, the cost of treatment may be high. Ask the hospital or doctor if a refund is possible. If not, ask the local public health. You are treated as if you were in the country in question. In general, these agreements apply to British nationals living in the United Kingdom. If you are not a British national, you can still be insured for an inexpensive or free treatment if you normally live in the UK. You`ll find some basic tips on health care and hospitals in the islands on the GOV.
UK website and on the official Turkish and Caicos Island tourism website. There are a number of services that are not publicly funded, and these are different from country to country. Since none of the reciprocal agreements offer full coverage, travellers should purchase comprehensive travel insurance, including health insurance. However, as a UK resident (but not a citizen) who pays his NHS tax, I am entitled to mutual treatment in Australia if I can prove my right to the NHS. Yes, there is a mutual health agreement between the UK and Australia, which means that if you go to a hospital, you will be treated, but if you need hospitalization for any reason, you still have to pay. Lot. It`s free. In addition, you can go to any doctor`s office and receive medical assistance, but unless you have a Medicare card (not sure if you are entitled to one or not on a WHV – others may clarify it) You will have to pay for your doctor`s visit and will not be able to claim a refund for some of it (as we can get). I want a free health care system, but the style of government we have in Australia means that we will always have a compromise. I have dual nationality between the US and the UK, but I got my WHV under the British passport as a British citizen.