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    I'm a U.S. student studying in london and just wanted to know if I would be able to get the pill on the NHS. It's costing me quite a lot of money to get my pill sent from the U.S.(about 40 pound a month..) and I was hoping to be able to get the pill for free. Would I just go to my local sexual health clinic? would I be alright to receive free health care even though I'm not a UK citizen or permanent resident?
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    As an international student you are enitled to NHS. Yopu have to register with a doctor, they'll ask you some questions and ask for a letter from your university, passport and I don't remember if something else. My doctor didn't have pills, but gave me condoms. I also signed up at the contraceptive clinic at my universty to get the pill, they gave a prescription for 6 months and went to Boots and got it.
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    I think it should be fine. Go to your local family planning clinic with all the relevant documentation and they will weigh you, ask you a few questions, you'll fill in some forms, they'll give you the pill and some free condoms, and its done.
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    Thanks guys
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    Most contraceptives are free on the NHS (cheaper than people having babies!) The pill is certainly free. As long as you register with a doctor, should be fine.
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    Free pills for all three years that you're there? How lovely...and ...cheap!
 
 
 
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