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Information and public services for the Island of Jersey

L'înformâtion et les sèrvices publyis pouor I'Île dé Jèrri

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Health services

There are a variety of services on the island that you should register for once you've arrived.

It’s a good idea to register yourself and your family with a GP surgery. In Jersey, GP surgeries are private businesses, so you'll have to pay when you need to see them. Fees vary from surgery to surgery, and there may be additional charges for services like injections and blood tests.

You may also want to consider the location of the practice and doctor's specialist areas when deciding on which GP to register with. They can arrange for your medical records to be transferred from your previous GP surgery outside of Jersey.

Doctors on Jersey Online Directory

Once you’ve lived in the island for 6 months, you can get a health card. This gives you discounted GP costs. You will still have to pay for the rest of the cost of the visit.

Your health card only applies to GP visits and prescriptions. It does not give you access to free or discounted health care at the hospital or elsewhere.

Doctors (GPs) fees, prescriptions and health cards

You might also want to think about registering with a dental practice. Like GPs, dental practices are private businesses so you will need to pay for your appointments.

Dentists on Jersey Online Directory

Doctors (GPs), dentists and pharmacists

Gas, water and electricity providers

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Once you’ve settled and found a place to live, you may need to register for utilities (household bills). If you’re renting or in lodging accommodation, check with your landlord to find out which utilities are already covered in your rental agreement.

Jersey has sole suppliers of core utilities: 

Phone providers

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It’s best to research offers and deals and choose a plan that suits your budget. There are three main providers mobile, telephone and broadband servicesin the island:

Insurances

Once in Jersey, you should think about what insurances you might need. There’s a number of insurance brokers that you can find by searching online. They’ll be able to offer a variety of cover including:

  • home contents
  • travel
  • health
  • pet insurance
  • life insurance
  • building and contents
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