If on a low income, some help with costs can be obtained through the NHS Low Income Scheme

Low income is described as less than £16,000 in savings, investments or property.

The scheme will provide help for cost of:

  • NHS dental treatment
  • sight tests, glasses and contact lenses
  • NHS wigs and fabric supports

(Private dental costs are not covered).

Application Forms

HC1 form can be filled in before any treatment is required and will provide a certificate detailing what costs if any you will have to pay for.

HC5 form is to be used if you have already paid for treatment: you will need to be able to provide a receipt for the treatment.

Alternatively, these forms can be obtained and further information provided by telephoning 0345 850 1166.