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HCS 1: Are you entitled to help with health costs?

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Introduction

This document gives guidance about NHS charges in Scotland.

Most NHS treatment is free, although there can be charges for some things. This document tells you what you are entitled to. It also tells you about the help you might get with the cost of the following if you are on a low income:

  • NHS dental treatment;
  • Glasses, contact lenses and eye examinations;
  • necessary costs of travel to an NHS hospital for treatment.

THIS DOCUMENT GIVES GENERAL GUIDANCE ONLY AND SHOULD NOT BE TREATED AS A COMPLETE AND AUTHORITATIVE STATEMENT OF LAW.