Skip to main content

Help with NHS charges

You can check online to see if you are entitled to help to pay for charges for services provided by dentists and opticians.

Most NHS services in Scotland remain free, but, depending on your financial circumstances, you might need to pay for:

  • NHS dental treatment
  • new glasses or contact lenses
  • repairing or replacing glasses or contact lenses

Before you get started

NHS services that are free in Scotland include:

  • GP services
  • Prescriptions
  • NHS dental check ups
  • Eye tests