A quick guide to help with health costs - HC12

Series : Help with health costs

Published : April 2020
Page Length : 24
Format : Booklet DL
Supplier : N/A
Publisher : NHS England

The National Health Service (NHS) is, mainly, for the benefit of people living in the United Kingdom (UK). If a person is accepted for NHS treatment it is generally free, although there can be charges for some things. You need to meet the conditions described in this booklet to be exempt from charges for NHS treatment. This booklet sets out information about who does not have to pay charges and also tells you about the help you might get with the cost of NHS prescriptions, NHS dental treatment, NHS-funded sight tests, glasses and contact lenses, NHS wigs and fabric supports (whenever we say ‘fabric supports’ we mean spinal or abdominal supports or surgical bras supplied through a hospital), and necessary costs of travel to receive NHS care if you are referred by a doctor (GP or hospital doctor), ophthalmic practitioner or dentist.