NHS Low Income Scheme





NHS Low Income Scheme

If you're on a low income, this scheme could help you pay for all or some of your health costs.

How much help you get depends on your household income and outgoings.

Any help you're entitled to is also available to your partner. 

You could get financial help towards:

  • NHS prescriptions
  • NHS dental treatment
  • sight tests, glasses and contact lenses
  • necessary costs of travel to receive NHS treatment
  • NHS wigs and fabric supports (you should check with your hospital for their arrangements for supplying NHS wigs)

If you've already paid for treatment, you can apply for a refund at the same time as you apply for a certificate.

More information

The NHS help with health costs guides give you more information about the different ways you can get financial help.