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Health Care in St Ives

By Joshua Wood, LPC

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Summary: Explore healthcare options for expatriates and digital nomads in St Ives: uncover top-rated providers, hospitals, and medical facilities to meet your needs while living abroad in St Ives.

The healthcare system in St Ives, is a blend of public and private services. The public healthcare system, known as the National Health Service (NHS), provides free healthcare to all UK residents, while the private sector offers additional services for those who prefer or require them.

UK's Healthcare System

The UK's public healthcare system, the National Health Service (NHS), is funded by taxpayers and provides free healthcare to all UK residents, including foreigners. However, non-residents may be charged for some services. Public hospitals in St Ives, like elsewhere in the UK, are generally well-equipped and staffed by trained professionals. For serious medical emergencies and major surgeries, many people do recommend using public hospitals. Foreigners, including expats and digital nomads, are allowed to use the NHS, but may prefer private hospitals for their shorter waiting times and more personalised care. Private hospitals in St Ives offer a high standard of care, and many people recommend them for serious medical emergencies and major surgeries.

Hospitals and Clinics for Expats in St Ives

  • St Ives Minor Injury Unit - A public healthcare facility located in St Ives, specializing in minor injuries.
  • Royal Cornwall Hospital - A public hospital located in Truro, approximately 40 minutes by car from St Ives. It offers a wide range of services, including emergency care and major surgeries.
  • Duchy Hospital - A private hospital located in Truro, offering a range of services including orthopaedics, general surgery, and cosmetic surgery.
In the event of a serious medical emergency, expats in St Ives would likely be taken to Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro.

Emergency Services in St Ives

Emergency services, including ambulance services, are available in St Ives. In the event of a medical emergency, you can call 999 for an ambulance. While the response time can vary depending on the nature of the emergency and the location, the services generally strive to respond as quickly as possible.

Health Insurance Companies in St Ives

There are several popular private health insurers in St Ives, including Bupa, AXA, and Aviva. These companies offer a range of health insurance plans, including comprehensive and budget options. While some expats and digital nomads may choose to use these local insurers, many opt for specialized expat health insurance providers, which offer coverage tailored to their unique needs as foreigners living in the UK.

About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.


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