We have another one on the way and are trying to figure out what to do. We have healthcare in the country we work, but not for maternity (although the costs for delivery are mininal). What is the situation if my wife goes to the UK? I am paying National Insurance, but as I understand it this doesn't cover medical. My wife, also, is not a UK citizen, although she is (I hate to say it, but it does makes a difference, whether you like it or not) white, lived in the UK for nine years and has a National Insurance number. She comes from a non-EU country. Child is due in mid-June, so she will be going to the UK to stay with my parents. I'll join her as soon as the school year is out. My understanding is, we are not entitled to healthcare in the UK unless we declare we have returned for good. I also believe that, as she is the wife of a EU citizen (me), then she is entitled to the same services as me, regardless of her citizenship. My questions are; Will we have to pay? If we do, does anybody know the costs for delivery (we're happy to pay, but just want to know the costs up front)? Will our new born be covered by the the NHS immediately after birth, given that it is entitled to UK citizenship (our other child has UK citizenship). We'll be back in the UK for Christmas and wondering if we should just go and see my GP and ask all these questions or whether we should just keep quiet. What to do ?!!!! Your thoughts?