What is a health card?
Once you have lived in Jersey for 6 months or more and you have paid any Social Security contributions that are due, you will be entitled to a health card which allows you to visit a doctor at a subsidised rate and to get subsidised free prescriptions. The period of 6 months starts from the day you register with Customer and Local Services.
The date you arrive in the island cannot be back-dated without evidence so it is important that you go to Customer and Local Services as soon as you can once you have arrived in Jersey.
If you are a French national, you can have a health card as soon as you arrive. This is due to a health agreement that exists between Jersey and France.
For more detail see Social Security health cards.
Registering with Customer and Local Services
If you are new to Jersey, you will need to register with Customer and Local Services. They are responsible for issuing registration cards, health cards and all benefit claims.
Why it’s important to register as soon as you arrive
You need to register as soon as possible because you must have a social security number and registration card before you can work and be paid.
Both you and your employer will be breaking the law if you are employed for more than 2 working days, or you are paid any wages or salary, without your employer taking a copy of your social security number and photo identification.
For more detail see Registering with Social Security.
Customer and Local Services:
Philip Le Feuvre House
La Motte Street
Opening hours: Monday to Friday – 8.30am to 5pm