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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.

Check if you have an NHS exemption

Check if you have a valid NHS exemption and find out more about the certificates we issue.

NHS Help with Health Costs news

HRT PPC guidance

31st August 2023

DHSC introduces a new Prescription Prepayment Certificate to reduce the cost of HRT.

Read more