OVERSEAS VISITOR STATUS
- PATIENTS charged under the National Health Service (Overseas Visitors Hospital Charging Regulations) are NHS charged PATIENTS and should not be confused with private PATIENTS. Unlike private PATIENTS, NHS Charged PATIENTS are liable to pay for their healthcare even where an undertaking to pay has not been obtained. Alternatively, the PATIENT can opt to be treated as a private PATIENT.
- Healthcare for PATIENTS who are Overseas Visitors should be reported to the Department for Work and Pensions Overseas Healthcare Team via the Overseas Visitor Treatment Portal. This enables the Department of Health and Social Care and ultimately the NHS to be reimbursed for the cost of treatments of Overseas Visitors from the European Economic Area (EEA) and Switzerland under European Union regulations.
- Health Care Providers should recover the full cost of the healthcare given to a PATIENT who is an Overseas Visitor. To calculate the cost, trusts follow Non-Contract Activity guidance, which can be found on the Department of Health and Social Care part of the gov.uk website at: NHS visitor and migrant cost recovery programme and How the NHS charges overseas visitors for NHS hospital care.
OVERSEAS VISITOR STATUS information must be collected in accordance with the Overseas Visitor Charging Category Information Standard: DCB3017.
This class is also known by these names:
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