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Help with health costs

Although treatment on the NHS is free at the point of delivery, there may still be some costs (for example, your journey to hospital). However, much or all of the cost can be reclaimed, which should ease any added stress.

On the following pages, you will find full details of how to claim the money to which you are entitled.

Dental costs

Find out what you are entitled to and how to get help with NHS dental charges

Eye care entitlements

Find out if you are entitled to free NHS sight tests and how to claim refunds


Get help with prescription charges and find out if you are entitled to free prescriptions.

Travel costs

Find out how to claim refunds under the Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme. 

Wigs and fabric supports

Find out how to claim for your wigs and fabric supports und the NHS 

Last reviewed: 06/01/2010

Next review due: 05/01/2012

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