Information for Patients
While part of the United Kingdom, Jersey is not part of the NHS and has a different healthcare system, divided in both public and private healthcare. Much like most of Western Europe, healthcare in Jersey is of high quality, albeit due to the relatively small size of the territory, most specialties will need to be searched for in the British mainland. Healthcare is accessible via a healthcare to all residents in the territory. Foreigners will have to pay for all services out of pocket in order to access the system. Expats can hold rights to the card after 6 months of continuous residence in Jersey,
Information for Health Care Professionals
All medical professionals must have all legal documents both notarized and legalized by the local British Embassy or Consulate and submit to relevant medical associations. Upon submission to the local embassy, exams for specific specialties must be submitted. Please check with relevant British medical societies (often called “Royal Societies” in lieu of simply British in order to take on the general British Commonwealth) per specialty prior to submission to clarify key requirements.
The language of medical instruction in Jersey is English.
Information for Travelers
Healthcare in Jersey is equal to that in the rest of the United Kingdom. Expats are required to pay out of pocket for all services for the first six months until they have access to the Jersey Health Card. Costs are still relatively cheap in comparison to healthcare in the United States.
No vaccinations are needed prior to arrival in Jersey.
The common language of hospitals in Jersey is English and Jersey French.
Link to the Ministry of health website for that country: https://www.gov.je/Health/Pages/default.aspx