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Are you claiming free prescriptions? Check before you tick!

Check before you tick imagePatients in Birmingham and Solihull who claim free prescriptions are being urged to “check before you tick”.

Claiming free NHS prescriptions when you are not entitled could see you face a penalty charge of up to £100 as well as your prescription charge.

You are entitled to a free NHS prescription if you:

You can use the online eligibility checker at to help you understand if you can tick the box for a free prescription and what proof you need to show your pharmacist.

If you are not entitled to free prescriptions, other financial help is available such as the NHS Low Income Scheme and NHS Prepayment Certificates. To find out more, visit

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