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Help with health costs

Most NHS treatment is free but there are a number of things for which there may be charges. Find out what services you might be charged for and whether you might be eligible for help with these costs.

You can also learn whether you need to pay for healthcare if you come from abroad

Help with health costs

Help with the costs of dental treatment, sight tests and glasses, travel to hospital costs and wigs and fabric supports.

Scottish Government guide on help with health costs

Charges for sight tests, dental treatment, wigs and fabric supports and the value of vouchers available for glasses and contact lenses. Information on cross border prescription charges and entitlement cards.

NHS charges for people from abroad

Information on charges for NHS treatment for people from abroad including who is entitled to receive free NHS treatment and which treatment is always free.

When the NHS can pay for ongoing care

Links to Care Information Scotland, Age UK and Alzheimer's Society websites for information on when the NHS can pay for ongoing care in a care home, hospice or your own home.