Help with health costs

Help with health costs

You may qualify for help with health costs such as prescription charges, travel costs, eye tests and dental charges if you and your family receive:

  • Income Support
  • Income based Job Seeker’s Allowance
  • Income related Employment Support Allowance
  • Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
  • Working or Child Tax Credit - NHS Exemption Certificate
  • Universal Credit (not all claimants, check on
  • Low Income Certificate (conditions apply)

To apply, ask for form HC1 at any hospital, job centre, dentist or opticians, or search “NHS low income scheme” or visit: 
For more help call Help with Health Costs on 0300 330 1343.

Last updated: May 09, 2023


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