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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.

Check if you're eligible for help

Check if you're entitled to help with NHS costs

Help with NHS prescription costs

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

Help with NHS dental costs

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

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

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

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

NHS Help with Health Costs news

Changes to the FP10 NHS prescription form

24th January 2020

New prescription forms are being introduced in England to help eligible patients correctly claim free NHS

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Proof of exemption from prescription charges

6th February 2019

From 25 February 2019 paper certificates will replace cards for PPCs and maternity exemption certificates.

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End of month submission webinar

3rd September 2018

Tuesday 25 September 2018, 7.30-8.30pm

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