Access to Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland

22nd December 2023

Are you new to Northern Ireland?

Information to help you understand how to get the health and social care services you need is available here: Access to Health and Social Care – DOH/HSCNI Strategic Planning and Performance Group (SPPG)

Health and Social Care Services in Northern Ireland are generally free of charge. However, if you have newly arrived, there may be some charges depending on your individual circumstances.

Health and Social Care (HSC)

In Northern Ireland medical and social care is referred to as Health and Social Care or HSC.

HSC in Northern Ireland provides normal medical care services, critical and emergency care and also provides social care services like home care, family and children’s services, day care and social work services.