Are you entitled to free prescriptions?

NHS Help with Health Costs

Some groups are automatically entitled to free NHS prescriptions. Others can apply for certificates that entitle them to free NHS prescriptions.

Who gets help

The help you’re entitled to depends where you live and if you:

  • get certain benefits
  • are pregnant or recently had a baby
  • are over 60
  • are aged 19 and under
  • get a War Pension
  • have a medical condition

To find out if you are entitled to free prescriptions please click here to go to the NHSBSA website for further information

You can also download a useful prescriptions leaflet here

An easy read version of this leaflet is also available to download here


Date published: 17th November, 2021
Date last updated: 17th November, 2021