Tier 4 students who made their visa application before April 2015 and are studying a course which is 6 months or longer are entitled to receive free medical treatment from the NHS.
If you need to extend your permission to remain in the UK you will be required to pay the Immigration Health Surcharge (IHS). This will be £150 for each year that you will remain in the UK.
Students who made their visa applications after April 2015 will have paid the Immigration Health Surcharge as part of their visa application and will receive free medical treatment from the NHS for the duration of their visa.
Free medical treatment includes registering with a GP (Doctor) surgery, appointments to see the Doctor, and any treatment required either by the Doctor or in Hospital. There is a charge for medicines that you may need to take. If you are prescribed a medicine by your Doctor the cost will be £8.20 per item (Correct at February 2016 the cost of prescription medicines is reviewed annually in April and is subject to increase). There is also a charge for treatment at the Dentist, optical treatment and some GP services such as vaccinations for travel and sickness certificates.