Welsh patients who have an English GP and who get their prescriptions from a Welsh pharmacist will still be entitled to free prescriptions. They will need to present their prescription with an accompanying entitlement card.
Along with free prescriptions, you can also get help with charges for wigs and appliances. Patients who receive these services from an English NHS Trust should have their costs met by their Local Health Board.
Patients who have given birth in the last 12 months.
Patients who are getting Income Support, income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income Related Employment Support Allowance or Pension Credit.
For more information please contact the NHS in Wales at Health in Wales.
You have to pay for eye tests, glasses and contact lenses. But some people can get free eye tests and vouchers towards the cost of glasses or contact lenses. This includes:-
all children under 16
some young people under 19
people aged 60 or over
people with certain eye conditions
people entitled to certain benefits
anyone else on a low income.
Help with sight tests
You will be entitled to free NHS sight tests if you:-
are getting Income Support, income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance, Income Related Employment Support Allowance or the guarantee credit of Pension Credit. Your partner and children will also be entitled to free tests. If you are getting Working Tax Credit and/or Child Tax Credit, you may be entitled to free NHS sight tests, depending on your income.
are under 16
are under 19 and in full-time education
are 60 or over
need complex lenses
are registered blind or partially sighted
have diabetes or glaucoma.
To apply for assistance with optician charges and dental inspections if you are over 25, or to apply for assistance with optician charges if you are under 25, you must complete an HC1 form (available from the Health Centre or your GP's Surgery).
Once your claim has been assessed you will receive an HC2 which will detail your entitlement to assistance, if any.Where to get further information
The University of South Wales Health Centre
Telephone: 01443 482081