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Entitlements and charges

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This section provides policy and administrative information and guidance for the NHS on prescriptions and dentistry charges, help for those who have difficulty paying health costs and the entitlement criteria for free NHS funded sight tests and optical vouchers.

It also provides information on NHS patients seeking treatment abroad and treatment charges for overseas visitors.

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All about the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) and access to healthcare abroad:

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