Paying for healthcare
If you are an international student coming to the UK for more than 6 months, and you paid the Immigration Health Surcharge as part of your visa application then you are entitled to free healthcare in the UK. If you are an EEA national with a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) and you arrived in the UK before 31/Dec/2020 then you are entitled to free healthcare in the UK, however you may need to apply for a new EHIC card. If you are an international student coming for less than 6 months then you will not be entitled to free healthcare in the UK. If you are an EU, EEA or Swiss National and you arrived or after 1/Jan/2021, you will not be entitled to free healthcare in the UK and you will need to arrange private medical insurance before you travel.
Birth Control generally requires a prescription but it is free on the NHS and you don't need to be embarrassed to ask for it. Even people who have not paid the NHS surcharge (like those on a visitor visa) have access to free contraception.
Abortion is legal in the UK. If you choose to have an abortion, you can either contact your GP for a referral or refer yourself privately.
There are some extra charges to NHS Services. Prescriptions for medicines cost around £9.
Dental Care also has a cost. Prices can vary depending on treatment and not all dentists accept new NHS patients.
Eye Care also has a cost and like dental care it depends on the treatment. You may also be entitled to a free eye test.