Patients often need to pay towards the cost of prescriptions, dental care, eye care and wigs and fabric supports but there are exemptions for those:
- under 16
- 16,17,18 in full time education
- over 65
- receive Income Support or Income-based Jobseekers Allowance
- prescription prepayment certificate (PPC)
- medical exemption certificate
- maternity exemption certificate
- HC2 certificate (full help through the Low Income Scheme)
- tax credit exemption certificate
Find out more about the Low Income Scheme.
If you're referred to hospital or other NHS premises for specialist NHS treatment or diagnostic tests by a doctor, dentist or another primary care health professional, you may be able to claim a refund of reasonable travel costs under the Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme (HTCS).
Find out more about the Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme.
A personal health budget allows you to manage your healthcare and support such as treatments, equipment and personal care, in a way that suits you. It works in a similar way to personal budgets, which allow people to manage and pay for their social care needs.
Find out more about the Personal Health Budget.