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    Hi, can someone tell me whether university students are eligible for free NHS prescriptions or even optician checkups etc? I assume we should because we are still in full time education?
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    no, we have to pay
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    so unfair i've been getting my medicine for free since i was like 2
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    what?
    is there anyway of getting around it?
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    its not unfair really, i think its fair enough, there are forms you can fill in to get a discount, personally im happy to pay for my prescriptions, as i know inreality they cost a lot more. PLUS be ******* grateful you're getting them so cheap
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    (Original post by cocoangel)
    so unfair i've been getting my medicine for free since i was like 2
    So have I :p:

    Anyway, some places do student discounts (eg Specsavers). I think it's over 50% off in some cases. [I wouldn't trust Specsavers - they messed up my prescription :sadnod:]
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    You can fill out forms to try and claim for costs due to having a low income. Most students get it but it really depends on how much you have coming in from everything uni based.
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    thats so shabba, i have really bad hayfever and get super strong prescription meds for it, and i get loads per month so it will be well expensive
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    (Original post by Subcutaneous)
    its not unfair really, i think its fair enough, there are forms you can fill in to get a discount
    They're free for everyone in Wales / Scotland, just not England. How is that fair?

    (Original post by Subcutaneous)
    im happy to pay for my prescriptions, as i know inreality they cost a lot more. PLUS be ******* grateful you're getting them so cheap
    Some of the most common drugs are less than £7.20, like inhalers.


    :ninja: I work in a Rowlands haha
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    (Original post by TheTard)
    thats so shabba, i have really bad hayfever and get super strong prescription meds for it, and i get loads per month so it will be well expensive
    You can get a prepayment certificate which works out cheaper if you get more than something like 3 items in 3 months.
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    do you have to pay?? or is that just in england... because i've never paid for a prescription and i started uni last year.... :ninja:
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    Nothing is free when you go to university!

    You can apply for the HC1, but you may only be successful in gaining a certificate that will help with some of the costs.
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    these a form you can get from your local doctors H something, fill that in, chance are they say no, but you can try,
    its a bit unfair we are students with no fixed income, unfair anyone has to pay for drugs but there you go, £7.50 is nothing really compared to getting a eye test and new glasses or seeing the dentist, which cost a lot more
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    Fill out a HC something form, they send you a certificate and you get free prescriptions. I think it might just be if you're in a low income family though.
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    I have an exemption card from prescription costs. If your picking up regular prescriptions you should check whether you could receive one.
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    You get it until 19. You're also entitled to free prescriptions after that if you have a low income, but I reckon I meet the criteria, have filled the form in before and never received a card or even notification of my application. System doesn't seem to work too well.
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    It's not free in Scotland, just a bit cheaper. However, it will be free in the next few years. England have to get their act together.
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    Students ARE eligible, permitting they are from a low income family, where the household earnings are less than a certain amount. However, part time wages and student loans also add to this amount.
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    you need a HC1 form. All free for people in full time education! I never paid a penny unitll I was 21! Get to the chemist or student union and as for HC1 form! you can even get free wigs if your bald!
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    (Original post by Jdizzle09)
    do you have to pay?? or is that just in england... because i've never paid for a prescription and i started uni last year.... :ninja:
    You should be paying £4 per prescription. :p:

    I've never had a free prescription because until I was 19 I hadn't ever needed a prescription for anything. ******* asthma.
 
 
 
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