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Check before you tick

Find out if you are entitled to free NHS prescriptions and help with other NHS costs using our eligibility checker.

It usually takes 3 minutes to check.

If you claim free NHS prescriptions when you're not entitled, you could face a £100 penalty charge. Even if it's by mistake.

        You're entitled to free NHS prescriptions if you:

          Check if your existing exemption certificate is still valid

          You could already be entitled to free NHS prescriptions if you have a valid exemption certificate.

          Find out if your exemption certificate:

          • entitles you to free NHS prescriptions
          • is due to expire soon

          Check your existing certificate

          National campaign launches urging patients to ‘Check Before You Tick’ for free prescriptions

          10th September 2018

          Nationwide campaign launches today to help people understand their eligibility for free prescriptions.

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