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Whether you’re busy studying, interning, or exploring during your study abroad program, it is important to look after your body and mind. Read on for information on keeping safe, fit, and healthy while studying with FIE. 

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Health FAQs

I'm unwell and need to miss my class/internship - who should I contact?

You are required to contact your professor/site supervisor to notify them each day of your absence. In the case of internships, you also need to notify the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. each morning of your absence.


Can I bring medication from home to London? If so, how much should I bring?

Before you arrive in London, please read our London Medication Guidance for information on prescribed medications and controlled substances.


I need regular treatment for my medical condition - can I arrange this in London?

If you require regular treatment (e.g. injections, blood tests), we strongly advise that you get in contact with a doctor before you arrive in London to arrange this. You can contact our local GP, Emperor's Gate, on +44 (0)207 244 5670 to check if they can provide this service for you. (When you call, let them know that you will be studying abroad with FIE). Your doctor back home may also able to recommend a doctor or healthcare provider in London. Whether you make arrangements with a private doctor or a local GP, there is likely to be a cost associated with these kind of regular visits, so you should check that your insurance policy covers any associated costs.


I'm from the EEA (European Economic Area) or Switzerland - what coverage do I need?

EEA & Swiss students must have a valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), obtained in your home country or online. The EHIC card allows access to state provided healthcare and will cover treatment which is necessary during your time in the UK. The UKCISA website has guidance relating to comprehensive sickness insurance for EEA & Swiss students. EEA & Swiss students can make an appointment at an NHS doctor’s surgery - see the NHS choices website for further information. You will still need valid travel insurance - the EHIC is not an alternative to this coverage. See our Insurance page for guidance.