Does NHS cover for Acne treatment?

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Anakin_Skywalker
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I am an international student coming to UK for an undergrad degree. i wanted to know whether the medications and prescriptions is free for students. Currently i use accutane to control my acne problem. If this medicine is not free, then what is the price of it?

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It's free if you in full time education (and under 20 or something like that)... I've had prescriptions for accutane, lymecycline and duac gel all on the NHS. Long live the NHS!


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(Original post by Anakin_Skywalker)
Hi,
I am an international student coming to UK for an undergrad degree. i wanted to know whether the medications and prescriptions is free for students. Currently i use accutane to control my acne problem. If this medicine is not free, then what is the price of it?

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You get prescriptions for free if you're 16, 17, or 18 and in full-time education. University students do not get free prescriptions - they have to pay a charge of £8.05 per item.

However, they can get something called a HC2 certificate, through which you pay £8.05 per item to the pharmacy, but then you can claim the money back from the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA). Make sure to keep all of your receipts. You need to fill in a form, which needs to be assessed by the NHSBSA before receiving the certificate. You can find the form online, print it off, fill it in, and then send it off in the post.

I know this applies to UK students, but I'm not sure whether it can also be used by EU / international students.
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(Original post by Anakin_Skywalker)
Hi,
I am an international student coming to UK for an undergrad degree. i wanted to know whether the medications and prescriptions is free for students. Currently i use accutane to control my acne problem. If this medicine is not free, then what is the price of it?

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The charge is £8.05 for all prescription items.

You should be able to get accutane on the NHS, but you may not be able to get it straight from the GP. Some may be willing to prescribe if you bring your previous records and evidence of previous prescriptions, but in some PCTs it can only be started by a dermatologist. You can get referred to a dermatologist by your GP, but this will all take time, so I'd advise you to bring a good supply with you.
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If you live in Wales, then everything's free. In England, however, there's prescription charge, like others have pointed out.
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(Original post by Ciel.)
If you live in Wales, then everything's free. In England, however, there's prescription charge, like others have pointed out.
That's because the Welsh love giving away things for free and England knows how to make a buck or two.
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That's because the Welsh love giving away things for free and England knows how to make a buck or two.
this thread is 6 years old.
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(Original post by rxyaltyx)
this thread is 6 years old.
Haha, only just realised.
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