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. The following pages explain in full detail how to claim the money to which you are entitled.
If you have a low income, you may be able to get help with NHS costs through the NHS Low Income Scheme (LIS).
In April 2013 the Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) introduced a new benefit called Universal Credit. Find out how you can get help with health costs through Universal Credit.
Dental charges depend on the treatment you need to keep your mouth, teeth and gums healthy. Find out what you are entitled to and how to get help with NHS dental charges.
Find out if you are entitled to free NHS sight tests or optical vouchers. The section also provides additional information about the current NHS voucher values.
Find out if you are entitled to free prescriptions or how to get help with the charges such as through a PPC (prescription prepayment certificate).
Find out if and when you can claim refunds under the Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme for travelling to hospital or other NHS premisses.
Wigs are available from the NHS but patients will be charged for them unless they qualify for help with charges. Find out if you are eligible for support.
f you are an overseas visitor to the UK you may be charged for some NHS treatments. Find out how to access NHS services and when you have to pay for them.