is the NHS free at university? like the dentist?

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the title is self explanatory. just curious because uni is expensive already
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If you're 18 and in full time education, I believe it is free. But when you turn 19 then you have to pay, even if you're still in full-time education. I hope that's right, because that's what I've been doing. I know you have to pay for prescriptions and eye tests etc.
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(Original post by ddsddfsdfsd)
the title is self explanatory. just curious because uni is expensive already
(Original post by DrawTheLine)
If you're 18 and in full time education, I believe it is free. But when you turn 19 then you have to pay, even if you're still in full-time education. I hope that's right, because that's what I've been doing. I know you have to pay for prescriptions and eye tests etc.
If you study in the UK, you can use a HC1 form (you can pick these up at most NHS health centres/dental surgeries/clinics) to apply for a HC2 or HC3 certificate. This is a means-tested application and can only be done once you arrive at university (as your current circumstances right now are the only things taken into account - you can't apply in advance).

A HC2 certificate allows you to get full help with dental care (as long as it's not cosmetic) as well as prescriptions/eye tests/glasses etc. A HC3 certificate means you get partial help with dental care, so if your treatment costs £100 and your certificate says you need to pay for treatments up to £50, you would pay that £50 and the rest would be topped up for you.
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Stuff like going to a GP/A&E/sexual health clinic is of course free yes.
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Appointments at the doctors are free at the point of use, although once you turn 19, you are required to pay for prescriptions, regardless of your educational status.
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Appointments at the doctors are free at the point of use, although once you turn 19, you are required to pay for prescriptions, regardless of your educational status.
Unless you're in Scotland where you get free prescriptions :woo:
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Unless you're in Scotland where you get free prescriptions :woo:
Same goes for Wales. :thumbsup:
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