If you paid for NHS treatment before finding out you were entitled, you may be able to claim a refund.

Refunds must be claimed within 3 months of the date you made payment.

To apply, download, print and return an HC5 refund form with your original receipt. The HC5 form tells you where to send it.

We cannot accept proof of payment from:

  • credit card receipts
  • bank statements
  • treatment plans

It takes up to 8 weeks from the date your application is received for your refund to be paid.

Refunds for costs in England will be paid by Bacs (Bankers Automated Clearing System) transfer. You must give your bank account details on your HC5. Your application will be returned if this is missing.

Check what help you could get to pay for NHS costs and apply online.