If you're pregnant or have given birth in the last 12 months you may be entitled to:

  • free NHS prescriptions if you have a valid Maternity Exemption Certificate (MATEX)
  • free NHS dental treatment if you were pregnant or had given birth before the first course of treatment.

You may be able to get more help if you or your partner are getting a qualifying benefit or exemption. If you’re not covered by a benefit or exemption, you can apply for help through the NHS Low Income Scheme by completing a HC1 application.

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