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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I'm unwell and need to miss my class/internship - who should I contact?
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. Your doctor back home might be able to recommend a doctor or healthcare provider in London. If not, we advise you contact either DocTap or Emperor's Gate GP - full contact details and opening hours can be found on the Medical Services page.
Whether you make arrangements with a private doctor or a local GP, there is likely to be a cost. Most insurers (including FIE's Endsleigh Travel Insurance policy) don't cover pre-existing conditions, so you may need to take out additional insurance coverage to cover these 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.