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Health Care in Inverness

By Joshua Wood, LPC

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Summary: Health Care in Inverness: Locate providers, hospitals, and medical centers to find the best health services available for expats and nomads.

Inverness has a healthcare system that includes both public and private options. The public healthcare system, known as the National Health Service (NHS), is available to residents, expats, and digital nomads, while private healthcare options are also available for those who prefer them.

Scotland's Healthcare System

The public healthcare system in Scotland is the National Health Service (NHS) Scotland. It is available to residents, expats, and digital nomads, and is generally recommended for serious medical emergencies and major surgeries. Public hospitals in Inverness, such as Raigmore Hospital, provide a range of services and are generally well-regarded. Foreigners are allowed to use the public healthcare system in Scotland, although some may choose to use private hospitals for certain services. Private hospitals in Inverness, such as the BMI Kings Park Hospital, offer a more personalized experience and may be recommended for certain procedures or treatments.

Hospitals and Clinics for Expats in Inverness

Some recommended hospitals and clinics in Inverness include:

  • Raigmore Hospital (public) - located in Inverness and provides a wide range of services
  • BMI Kings Park Hospital (private) - located in Stirling, approximately 3 hours by car from Inverness, and offers a range of specialist services
  • Nuffield Health Inverness Medical Centre (private) - located in Inverness and offers a range of outpatient services
In the event that specialized medical care or surgeries are not available in Inverness, expats may need to travel to larger cities such as Edinburgh or Glasgow for treatment.

Emergency Services in Inverness

Ambulance services are available in Inverness and can be accessed by calling 999 or 112. While response times can vary, emergency services generally aim to arrive as quickly as possible. However, in some cases, there may be delays due to factors such as traffic or weather conditions.

Health Insurance Companies in Inverness

Popular private health insurers in Inverness include Bupa, AXA PPP Healthcare, and Aviva. These companies offer a range of health insurance plans and options for individuals and families. Expats and digital nomads may choose to use these local providers or opt for specialized expat health insurance providers, depending on their needs and preferences.

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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