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All prescriptions are free for everyone in Northern Ireland. 

You may also be able to get: 

  • free dental treatment,
  • free sight tests,
  • help paying for glasses and contact lenses, and
  • help paying for travel costs to and from treatment.

You, or the person you care for, can claim if you get: 

There are also other ways to qualify for help, for example if you are under a certain age or have medical condition.  See the full list of people who qualify for help with health costs in Northern Ireland on nidirect.

If you are getting Working Tax Credit and/or Child Tax Credit, you may be entitled to help with health costs, depending on your income.

Next update due: June 2017