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NHS Help with Health Costs

Although most NHS treatment is free, there are still some costs you might need to pay, for example, to get your prescriptions or to travel to your hospital appointment.

Find out how you could get help to pay for these health costs.

Help with NHS prescription costs

NHS prescription charges

Includes who's entitled to free NHS prescriptions, refunds and prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs)

Help with NHS dental costs

NHS dental charges

Includes current charges and what they cover, who’s entitled to free treatment and how to claim refunds

Help with travel, eye care, wigs and fabric support costs

Travel, optical, wigs and fabric supports

Includes help paying for hospital travel, sight tests, glasses, contact lenses, NHS wigs and surgical supports

NHS Low Income Scheme

NHS Low Income Scheme

Includes what's covered, who can apply, how to apply and renewing and replacing your HC2 or HC3 certificate

Exemption certificates

Exemption certificates

Help for pregnant women, new mothers, people with medical conditions and people getting tax credits

NHS Help with Health Costs news

Flu Vaccination Service webinar

9th August 2018

Tuesday 21 August, 2018 7.00-8.00pm

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Free prescriptions: new resources now available

3rd July 2018

Patient information on who gets free prescriptions is now available in alternative formats.

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Free prescriptions and dental treatment – new resources

9th April 2018

To address confusion around who has to pay and who doesn’t, the NHSBSA has developed new posters and guidance.

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