Getting help Know your rights Can I get hospital care? Will I be charged? Your GP may refer you to a specialist service at a hospital. Hospital care is FREE for refugees, asylum seekers, victims of trafficking, those with leave to remain and those with visas who have paid the health surcharge. If you are not a refugee or asylum seeker then hospital treatment that is urgent or immediately necessary (including maternity services) should never be withheld because of inability to pay but you may be billed. If you receive a bill from the hospital you should continue to access treatment and can contact us for advice.