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NHS Prepaid Prescription Card

NHS Prescription Prepayment Certificate

You can now get a 3 or 12 month NHS prepaid prescription card online. The set price could save you money if you pay out for regular prescription charges.

NHS PREPAID PRESCRIPTIONS: As a rule, buying the cheap rate NHS prescription prepayment certificates (PPC) are cost efficient.

It benefits those who need regular prescribed medication the most. It may not be the best help for job seekers who buy single prescriptions.

Remember that some people are eligible for free NHS prescriptions. You may not need to pay if you are 60 (or over), on a low income, or have a medical exemption.

So, how do you order a prepaid prescription NHS? One way is to use the National Health Service Business Services Authority contact number.

You can also complete the NHS form FP95 for application (also available from a chemist). They will accept a full payment at the till (not a 12-month PPC by Direct Debit). As a rule, you should receive your PPC within seven (7) days.

Note: Renewing the NHS prescription charge certificate is quick and easy online. You must reside in England to get a prescription prepayment certificate online. You can only use the NHS PPC certificate to pay for your own prescribed medication.

Prescription Prepayment Certificate Charges

What happens when you get a prescription prepayment card for 3 months or 12 months? It covers all prescribed medicines that you need for that period. It applies to all the prescriptions - no matter how many you need.

Currently, a single prescription cost is £8.80 per item in the United Kingdom. The price of NHS prescriptions went up by 20 pence in April 2018.

The prepaid prescription cost of the first application, and any subsequent NHS prescription prepayment renewal, is currently:

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Note: It is usually cheaper to buy the NHS prepayment card if you need to buy 4 or more prescribed medications in 3 months. Similar benefits apply if you need more than 14 prescriptions per year.

Prescription Prepayment Certificate Application Online

You can buy or make NHS prescription prepayment card renewal online if it has expired. They are also available by calling the order line and paying by a debit or credit card.

Buy PPC Online: NHS Prescription Charge Certificate Renewal OnlineYou can pay for a 12 month NHS PPC online card, or renew an expired card, in ten (10) monthly instalments.

NHS Help with Health Costs
Bridge House
152 Pilgrim Street
Newcastle upon Tyne
NHS Prescription Prepayment Certificate Phone Number
PPC Order Line
Telephone: 0300 330 1341
Check free and paid call charges in the United Kingdom.

Note: NHSBSA will mail the prescription prepayment certificate (PPC) to your address. You will need to show it at the pharmacy as evidence of prepayment.

NHS Prepayment Card Conditions


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