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• NHS dental treatment • Glasses, contact lenses and eye examinations • Travel to hospital for NHS treatment
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IntroductionHow to use this documentFree NHS dental treatmentNHSoptical vouchersRepair or replacement of glasses or contact lensesTravel costs (to hospital for NHS treatment)
AGE GROUPSChildren under 16 and young people in full-time education aged 16, 17 and 18Other young people
INCOME GROUPSPeople getting benefits or Tax Credits Income SupportIncome-related Employment and Support AllowancePension Credit Guarantee CreditIncome-based Jobseeker's AllowanceOther benefitsTax CreditsThe NHS Low Income Scheme
OTHER GROUPSPregnant women or women who have had a baby in the previous 12 monthsPeople registered blind or partially sightedPeople who have lost or damaged their glasses or contact lensesPeople with impaired hearingPeople who live in a care homeYoung people supported by a local authority after leaving careNHShospital in-patientsNHShospital dental service patientsNHShospital eye department patientsPeople who travel to hospital for NHS treatmentPeople living in the council areas of Highland, Argyll & Bute, Western Isles, Orkney and ShetlandWar pensionersPeople from abroad
FURTHER ADVICEClaiming help when you go for treatmentClaiming free dental treatmentNHSvouchers for glasses or contact lensesRepair or replacement of glasses or contact lensesClaiming help with travel costs to and from hospitalInformation about checks of entitlementHow to claim a refundNHSdental treatment refundsGlasses or contact lens refundsLost or damaged glasses or contact lensesHospital travel costs refundsThe Penalty ChargeFurther informationHealth costs advice linesNHSTax Credit Exemption CertificatesOther health advice
Proof of Entitlement TablesFree NHS dental treatmentFree NHS optical vouchers
Prescription charges were abolished on 1 April 2011. No charge is applied to drugs and appliances dispensed by a community pharmacist or dispensing GP practice. No charge is applied to wigs and fabric supports supplied through a hospital service.
The following items are supplied free:
Page updated: Wednesday, March 30, 2011