National Health Service prescriptions are free for -
- children under 16
- full-time students under 19
- persons who have been in receipt of Incapacity Benefit for 6 months or longer
- person's who are in need of constant medical attention (for 6 months or longer) and are not in substantial employment, nor are self employed, and have been resident in the Isle of Man for at least 6 months (will need to complete an Application for Exemption form, telephone 642612 for further information)
- persons in receipt of Employed Person’s Allowance, Income Support, or Income-based Jobseeker's Allowance and their dependants
- war pensioners
- registered blind persons
- persons suffering from specific conditions (will need to complete an Application for Exemption form, telephone 642694 for further information)
- persons aged 60 years or over
- expectant mothers
- women who have had a baby within the previous 12 months
If you are not entitled to free prescriptions you could save money by buying a
"Prepayment Certificate" (also known as a 'season ticket' or PPC). You will not have to pay anything for any NHS prescriptions for the period of the certificate.
For further details contact the Department of Health, Crookall House, Demesne Road, Douglas. Telephone 642694.
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