Help with health costs

Most NHS treatment is free but there are a number of things for which there may be charges. Find out what services you might be charged for and whether you might be eligible for help with these costs.

You can also learn whether you need to pay for healthcare if you come from abroad.

This content applies to England

Help with the costs of prescriptions, dental treatment, sight tests and glasses, travel to hospital costs and wigs and fabric supports.

Link to leaflet from the Department of Health giving charges for prescriptions, sight tests, dental treatment, wigs and fabric supports, the value of vouchers available for glasses and contact lenses and penalties for claiming concessions to which you are not entitled.

Information on charges for NHS treatment for people from abroad including who is entitled to receive free NHS treatment and which treatment is always free.

Links to the Age UK and Alzheimer's Society websites for information on when the NHS can pay for ongoing care, in a care home or your own home.