Temporary and Overseas Visitors

Temporary Residents

If you are staying in Marlow for more than 24 hours and require an urgent appointment which cannot wait until you return home, you can be seen as a temporary patient. Patients living within commuting distance from Marlow will be asked to visit their own surgery.  You will need to provide us with your NHS number and details of your registered surgery so that the record of your visit can be forwarded to your registered doctor. We will also require proof of ID.

Overseas Visitors

Patients who do not reside in the UK may be seen as an overseas visitor.

If you are an EEA national and are able to provide us with your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), you may be seen without charge for urgent matters which cannot wait until you return home. Treatment of pre-existing conditions and issuing of prescriptions are chargeable.  We regret that we are unable to provide treatment free of charge if you are not able to produce a valid EHIC card.

If you are visiting from a non-EEA country you may be seen as a private visitor. Please see the Fees and Charges Leaflet for details of our charges. For further information regarding overseas visitors, please see our information sheet on overseas visitors.

We would strongly advise that you have travel insurance in place for the duration of your stay so that you can reclaim any costs incurred from your insurance company.

All emergency treatment is provided free of charge regardless of your residency status.

For further information regarding overseas visitors, please see our information sheet on overseas visitors.