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Free Prescriptions

Prescriptions are FREE if you are:

  • Aged 60 years or over
  • Under 16 years of age
  • Are aged 16,17 or 18 years and in full time education


Prescriptions are FREE if you have

  • Had a baby in the last 12 months and have a valid certificate or you are currently pregnant
  • A valid war pension exemption certificate
  • A listed medical condition (see below) AND have a valid certificate
    • A permanent fistula requiring dressing 
    • Forms of hypoadrenalism such as Addison’s Disease
    • Diabetes insipidus 
    • Diabetes mellitus (except where treatment is by diet alone)
    • Hypoparathyroidism 
    • Myasthenia gravis 
    • Myxoedema 
    • Epilepsy, requiring regular anti epilepsy medication
    • If, because of a permanent disability, you cannot leave home without help
  • A current pre- payment certificate
  • Been prescribed free of charge contraceptives


Prescriptions are FREE if you:

  • Are on income support
  • Receive income based Jobseekers Allowance
  • Got a Pension Credit Guarantee Credit
  • Named on a valid NHS Tax Credit Exemption Certificate Sept 2007

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