Going abroad for treatment

Things to consider if you want or need medical treatment abroad.

Going abroad for medical treatment

What you should know about travelling to Europe for medical treatment

Compare funding routes

Learn more information about the funding routes for getting medical treatment in Europe

What is the S2 route?

The S2 route may entitle you to NHS-funded treatment in another European Economic Area (EEA) country or Switzerland

What is the EU directive route?

Learn about the EU Directive route to access healthcare in Europe

Giving birth outside the UK

Advice about travelling to Europe to give birth

Treatment abroad checklist

Read our guidance about the risks of treatment abroad and go through the checklist below before making a decision