Prescriptions Charges and Exemptions

Extensive exemption and remission arrangements protect those likely to have difficulty in paying charges (NHS prescription and dental charges, optical and hospital travel costs).

The NHS prescription charge is a flat-rate amount which successive Governments have thought it reasonable to charge for those who can afford to pay for their medicines. Prescription prepayment certificates (PPCs) offer real savings for people who need extensive medication.

Prescription costs

Please consult your pharmacist for the latest prescription charges.

Prescription prepayment certificates (PPC) are available in England and they can save you money.

Find out more about the prescription prepayment certificate.

Medical exemption from prescription charges

Click  here for more information from the NHS regarding exemptions from prescription charges.


How to renew your exemption card 

The NHS Business Services Authority will send you a letter (MED02) reminding you that your Medical exemption certificate is due for renewal 1 calendar month before your current certificate expires if you're under the age of 60.

 New application forms can be requested from Trowbridge Health Centre Reception*.

*During the Covid 19 Pandemic please make your request by telephone (using option 4) or, if you are registered for our on line services you can make a request via the ‘messages’ section. 

 If you are already registered for our on line services Click  here to sign in 

 If you are not registered for on line services please click here for more information

If you need to access the services below then medicines are free:

Medicines administered at a hospital or an NHS walk-in centre.

Prescribed contraceptives.

Medicines personally administered by a GP.

Medicines supplied at a hospital or Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) clinic for the treatment of a sexually transmitted infection or tuberculosis

There is further information about prescription exemptions and fees on the NHS website.

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