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Check if you have an NHS exemption

The online service will be unavailable between 6pm and 10pm on Sunday 11 December 2022.

This is due to essential maintenance.

An NHS exemption could help you pay for your NHS prescriptions, NHS dental treatment and other health costs. 

You can use our exemption checker to find out if you have a valid: 

It will tell you if your certificate:

  • is still valid and when it will expires
  • entitles you to free NHS prescriptions
  • entitles you to free NHS dental treatment

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Check before you tick

Check your certificate is still valid before claiming help with your health costs. Checks are made on claims for free NHS prescriptions and free and reduced cost NHS dental treatment. If you claim incorrectly you could have to pay a penalty charge.

Check if you're eligible for help

If you do not have a valid exemption you can check if you could get help to pay NHS costs