Reciprocal Healthcare Agreement
The Reciprocal Healthcare Agreement came into force on 1 October 2010 following the expiry of the temporary Agreement on 30 September 2010, which had been in place since 1 April 2010.
The new Agreement will ensure that Isle of Man residents visiting the UK will continue to receive free healthcare, should the need arise, and vice versa, for UK residents visiting the Isle of Man. No funding will change hands.
The main points of Agreement, which are the same as the temporary agreement are:
1. Manx residents visiting the UK will receive free NHS treatment if they become ill whilst in the UK, apart from statutory charges which UK residents have to pay, such as prescription charges.
2. UK residents visiting the Isle of Man will receive free NHS treatment if they become ill whilst in the Isle of Man, apart from statutory charges which Isle of Man residents have to pay, such as prescription charges.
3. No payments for such treatment will be made to the Isle of Man by the UK, nor by the UK to the Isle of Man.
4. The treatment of Manx residents referred to the UK by the Isle of Man will continue to be paid for by the Isle of Man Health Service.
5. Each party to the Agreement can, if necessary, give 12 months notice of termination of the Agreement.
A downloadable version of the Agreement is available in the downloadable documents section of this page.
We strongly advise travellers to check coverage within any RHA of their destination country they are travelling to and ensure they have adequate insurance including repatriation as required.