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When you register with the national register on arrival you are able to choose a general practitioner (GP) at the same time.
Access to the public health service is through your GP. Your GP can treat some health problems immediately. Others may require a referral for further examination or treatment by a specialist or treatment at a hospital.
You do not need a referral from your GP if you need to go and see a dentist or if you are in acute pain and need to go to hospital emergency or require immediate hospitalisation.
Visiting your GP is free, as is hospitalisation.