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NHS Charges

From 1 April 2019, the charges are:

  • Prescription (per item): £9.00
  • 12-month prepayment certificate (PPC): £104.00
  • 3-month PPC: £29.10
If you have to pay for 4 or more prescription items in 3months, or more than 14 items in 12months, you may find it cheaper to buy a PPC.  The charge for a single prescription item is £9.00, whereas a 3month PPC will cost you £29.10 and a 12 month PPC £104.00.

What Entitles You to Free Prescriptions?

Age

The NHS will cover the cost of your prescription if you are:

  • 60 or over.
  • Under 16.
  • 16, 17 or 18 and in qualifying full-time education.
Benefits

The NHS will cover the cost of your prescriptions if, at the time the prescription is dispensed, you're included in an award of:

  • Income Support.
  • Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance paid on its own or with contribution-based Jobseeker's Allowance.
  • Pension credit or/and Pension Credit.
  • Child Tax Credit and/or Working Tax Credit
 Exemption Certificates
  • Maternity - while pregnant or within 12 months of having a baby.
  • Medical - if you have a qualifying medical condition.
  • NHS Tax Credit exemption Certificate
  • HC2 Certifate  - NHS Low Income Scheme certificate for full help with medical costs.
  • War pension exemption certificate - covering the cost of prescriptions relating to your accepted disability
 For full information on the above please visit the following websites:

Department for Work and Pensions: www.gov.uk/dwp

Exemption certificates, the NHS Low Income Scheme and prescription prepayment certificates: www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/healthcosts

Prescription and dental charges, eye care, healthcare travel, wigs and fabric support costs: www.nhs.uk/helthcosts

 

 
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