If you are aged 19 or over and receive National Health Service (NHS) treatment you will be asked to pay for prescriptions and some health care services unless you meet certain NHS exemption criteria.
If you require dental treatment you might be able to register with the University's Dental Hospital. If they are recruiting patients you could receive free dental treatment.
As a student you can apply for help with the following health care costs:
If you wish to apply for help with any of the above costs you will need to complete an HC1 Form. You will also be asked to supply information about your income and expenditure. HC1 forms can be obtained from the Student Advice Centre, doctors surgeries, local benefits offices and dentists or by calling the Health Costs helpline on 0845 610 1112.
Once you have submitted your HC1 form an assessment will be carried out and if you are eligible for a full exemption you will be sent an HC2 certificate. If you are eligible for a partial exemption you will be sent and HC3 certificate which will outline what you will be expected to pay towards your health care costs.
Help with Health Costs, Quick Guide for UK Students (PDF: 91.32KB) or visit the NHS website.
Health information for international students (PDF: 113KB)