Free NHS? 19 and in full time education.

Discussion in 'I Have a Question...' started by feathers, Dec 23, 2010.

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  1. feathers

    feathers Well-Known Member

    Okay so I turn 19 on New Years Eve (woopee) and decided that since I was better I would come off my ADs sharpish because I figured that I'd have to start paying for prescriptions... However I am still in full-time non-advanced education, does this or does this not mean I have to start paying for prescriptions once I hit 19? It says 16, 17 and 18 on the prescription forms...

    Also if it does mean I have to start paying for prescriptions, is there any other alternative... Like any help I could get with it, because if I ever have to go on meds again, which is looking likely, I won't be able to afford to pay for prescriptions. :/

    K x
  2. Cute_Angel_Xx

    Cute_Angel_Xx Account Closed

    You could try speaking to your Dr about it :hug: x
  3. Hache

    Hache Well-Known Member

    Im pretty sure you get forms to fill in if you cannot afford it.

    Not sure how many pills they give you for the £7.50 standard charge
  4. Fitzy

    Fitzy Well-Known Member

    If you are claiming certain benefits you are entitled to free prescriptions. Check it out at the chemist. It's a pain having to pay but at least on the UK we still have a semblance of an NHS!
    Happy birthday!
  5. Pécheur

    Pécheur Account Closed

    Hey, I'm 19 and in full-time ed had to start paying for mine when I turned 19.
  6. Decode

    Decode Well-Known Member

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