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Help with health costs - Can I get Help with health costs?

Find out more about how to get help with health costs.

Can I get Help with health costs?

You will qualify for full help with health costs if you get:


Some people may qualify for help whatever their income. 

For example, you can get free prescriptions if you:

  • are over 60

  • are having treatment for cancer

  • live in Wales

  • live in Scotland

You can also get free prescriptions and dental treatment if you:

  • are pregnant

  • have had a baby in the last twelve months and have a valid exemption certificate (you will still qualify if you had a miscarriage after the 24th week of pregnancy, or your baby was stillborn)


NHS Low Income Scheme

If you have difficulty in meeting your health costs but you do not qualify for full help through entitlement to one of the benefits listed above, you may if you have a low income be able to get help under the NHS low income scheme.   

For more information see the NHS Business Services Authority website information on the Low Income Scheme 

Updated March 2017

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