You can get help with the costs of prescriptions, dental treatments, or eye tests. Generally most treatments are free if you are under 16 but this changes when you are over 16 depending on your circumstances. Check the HC11 “Help with Health
You can get help with the costs of:
• Bandages and other supports
• Eye tests
• Dental Treatment
www.nhs.uk Search for “Health Costs”
Health Cost Advice Line
0845 850 1166 For more information about your entitlements and the HC11 leaflet.
HC11 and other leaflets are available to download. You should also be able to pick them up from most health centres, pharmacies and JobCentres.
Over 16? You are between 16 and 19 and in full time education, by completing a HC1 also known as the NHS Low Income Scheme form available from local Job Centre or Post office. www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk click on NHS Low Income Scheme to download or order the HC1
Form Filling Service 0845 850 1166 If you need a hand making your claim, an advisor can help they can also complete the form over the phone and send it to you to sign and return
Need a Lot of Prescriptions? If you have to pay for your prescriptions and need regular medication it might work out cheaper for you to get a Prescription Prepayment Card (PPC). A PPC covers you for all of your own NHS prescriptions, no matter how many items you need. The current cost is:
• £28.25 for a 3-month PPC • £104.00 for a 12-month PPC
www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk 0845 850 0030 Order line