This article will provide information on Prescription Exemption Certificates.
Students may qualify for exemption from these charges on grounds of low income. A claim can be made by completing a 'Prescription Exemption Certificate' which will mean that no payment is required (this also provides free NHS prescriptions).
Help with health costs - a HC1 form explains how to go about applying for prescription exemption and is available from the NHS website.
Paper copies of the form may be available from.
You should complete this form before you need treatment - obtaining refunds is time consuming and can be problematic.
For further information or help with NHS costs visit the NHS website.
If you need help filling out your HC1 application please contact the Student Finance Centre.