Check what help you might be eligible for to help pay for NHS costs, including prescription, dental check-ups, treatment and sight tests. Have a look at the NHS Low Income Scheme, this is also for students living away from home. People in Northern Ireland need to apply on this website.
In Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, people don’t have to pay for prescriptions but in England prescription charges still apply. However, people with certain medical conditions can get free NHS prescriptions if they have a valid medical exemption certificates. Cystic fibrosis is not on the exemption list; however, you may have another medical condition which is on the list (ie diabetes).
Prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) lets you get as many NHS prescriptions as you need for a set price. If you regularly pay prescription charges, a PPC could save you money. If you need help with the cost of purchasing your first annual PPC, please contact our Helpline on 0300 373 1000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Find out more about prescription charges, medical exemption certificates and PPCs.
You may also be able to claim a refund of reasonable travel costs under the Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme (HTCS), if you're referred to hospital or other NHS premises for specialist NHS treatment or diagnostic tests by your doctor, dentist or another primary care health professional.