Help with health costs
Most NHS treatment is free, but some healthcare still comes with a cost. The good news is you could be eligible for help to meet these costs.
You might qualify for some free services just based on your age, while for others you’ll qualify if you have a low income or are claiming certain benefits. You could get help with the cost of healthcare, such as prescription costs, dental treatment, eye tests and travel to hospital. You could also be offered some extra services, such as vaccinations and screenings for specific illnesses, and general health checks.
Some support available differs according to your age, so it is worth checking what else is available when you’re 40, 60, 65 and 70. Have a look at what you could be eligible for: Independent Age