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Everyone can get free prescriptions (including NHS wigs and fabric supports), free dental check ups and free sight tests in Scotland. 

You may also be able to get: 

  • free NHS dental treatment,
  • help paying for glasses and contact lenses, and
  • help paying for travel costs to and from hospital for NHS 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 Scotland on Citizens Advice Scotland.

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.

If you don't qualify for any of the help above you may still be able to get help with health costs if you have a low income.

Next review due: June 2017