What is a prescription prepayment certificate (PPC)?

If you pay for your prescriptions, a prescription prepayment certificate (PPC) may make them cheaper, especially if you’re likely to need several throughout the year.

For example, a 12-month PPC costs £104 and will save you money if you need more than 12 items in a year.

You can only buy a PPC for your own prescriptions and they’re only available if you live in England.

Find out how you can get a PPC.

How much does a PPC cost?

  • A three-month PPC costs £29.10 and will save you money if you need to buy more than three prescription items in three months.
  • A 12-month PPC costs £104 and will save you money if you need more than 12 items in a year.
  • If you need two items each month, you can save around £90 with a 12-month PPC.
  • If you need three items each month, you can save around £190 with a 12-month PPC.
  • If you need four items each month, you can save around £285 with a 12-month PPC.

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Page last reviewed: 30/11/2015

Next review due: 30/11/2017