You could get help to pay for:
- NHS prescriptions
- NHS dental treatment
- sight tests, glasses and contact lenses
- travel to receive NHS treatment
- NHS wigs and fabric supports
Find out what help you could get and what to do next using our eligibility checker.
It usually takes 3 minutes to check.
Who gets help
The help you're entitled to depends on where you live and if you:
- get certain benefits
- are pregnant or recently had a baby
- are aged 60 and over
- are aged 19 and under
- get a War Pension
- have a certain medical condition
Check before you tick
If you’re unsure or waiting to find out if you’re eligible for help, pay your NHS charge. Checks are made on claims for free NHS prescriptions and free and reduced cost dental treatment. If you claim incorrectly you could have to pay a penalty charge.
If you find out you’re eligible, you can apply for a refund. For refund details read the HC11 booklet (PDF: 152KB).
Apply for help to pay NHS costs
If you do not qualify for the help that you need, you can apply for help.You could be eligible depending on your household income and outgoings.