Help with NHS needs and prescriptions

Check what help you could get to pay for NHS costs

Check what help you could get to pay for NHS costs

Although most NHS treatment is free, there is usually a charge for:

  • NHS prescriptions
  • NHS dental check-ups and treatment
  • sight tests
  • new glasses or contact lenses
  • repairing or replacing glasses or contact lenses
  • NHS wigs
  • NHS fabric supports – things like surgical bras, support tights and spinal supports
  • travel for NHS treatment

You could be entitled to help with these costs depending on your circumstances. Find out more - Help with various NHS costs

Did you know, if you regularly pay prescription charges, a 3 or 12 month NHS Prescription Prepayment Certificate (PPC) or an NHS Hormone Replacement Therapy Prescription Prepayment Certificate (HRT PPC) could save you money?

Or, if you have a low income you may qualify for help through the NHS Low Income Scheme.

In addition, some groups are automatically entitled to free NHS prescriptions, and others can apply for certificates that entitle them to free NHS prescriptions.

Visit the Money Saving Expert website) for information about saving on prescription costs, see Cheap & free prescriptions: save on medication - (

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