If you are in the area for a short time and require medical treatment you are able to register with this practice as a temporary resident. This gives you the same access to general medical services as registered patients but either for a period of 24 hours up to 15 days, or between 15 days and three months. If you are going to be in the area for longer than three months you should register fully with a GP.
If you are registered with another practice locally it is essential that you attend your own practice where your medical notes are available.
Overseas Visitors & Emergency Treatment for Foreign Visitors
People from abroad are eligible for free treatment on the NHS in the case of an emergency. Broadly, this means that if, in the opinion of the GP, your condition requires emergency treatment you will not be charged for a consultation with the GP. If you require treatment or medication for a pre-existing condition you will be charged a fee, which then should be claimed back via your insurance company.
Please note that these conditions also apply to British nationals living abroad.
If you have an accident you can receive emergency treatment at the Minor injuries unit at Shepton Mallet Community Hospital. The nearest Accident and Emergency casualty department to Oakhill Surgery is the Royal United Hospital in Bath.
Please note that the surgery is not a casualty department and if it is thought that an X-ray is required the patient should be taken straight to hospital. The nearest casualty department to Oakhill Surgery is the Royal United Hospital in Bath. There is also a minor injuries unit at Shepton Mallet Community Hospital, Frome Community Hospital and West Mendip Hospital.