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I have a question about the NHS Prescription Prepayment Certificate.
My mum get free prescriptions as she has under active thyroid, do I still have to pay for this now i'm diagnosed with Bipolar type 2? I had a look around on Google and couldn't find an answer.
 
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If you are not entitled to an exemption certificate. If on a low-income you can pay I think its £100 for an annual certificate. Its called the Low Income Scheme. NHS Low Income Scheme (LIS)
 
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I would have a word with your own chemist pharamcist, or assistants, and take things from there.
 
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Bipolar doesn’t get you free prescriptions. I was working while diagnosed and used To buy an annual one for about £104 but you can also buy buy quarterly . It depends on how many prescriptions you ge per month. If your getting two or more per month there worth while getting. Your pharmacist will be able to tell you if you are exempt
 
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I am paying the monthly £11 for my prescription certificate as I’m now on 3 different meds a month. Better than paying for 3 prescriptions I guess.
 
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You can also get free prescriptions if you have type 2 Diabetes.
 
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I got T2 diabetes from taking quetiapine. Even though give now stopped it I’m still diabetic
 
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Hi again,

Just occurred to me, that, I have mental health issues of szchiophrenia mild forms of, and I am on certainly at least 1 all in one combined med for tha t, and I have also another med for something different, and med for my anxiety, now it's just occurred to me, that, I am on HC2 non payment certficiate, so that as you are diagnosed with Bipolar 2 I think it was, you certainly, and to save you paying an arm and leg each time for your prescrptions, you would benefit from applying for a HC1 form which then transfers if you are deemed to be successful for a HC2 certificate. A lot of suitable places which you probably know will have HC1, form and there is absolutely no harm and if you take other medications as well for anything else different I realised that meds are costly now, for you to apply.


So the answer to this question, is yes, you can apply for a HC2 non payment medical certificate,.

I wish you well, and I do hope if you decide to apply, that it turns out well, do keep us updated!
 
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I got T2 diabetes from taking quetiapine. Even though give now stopped it I’m still diabetic
I'm taking quetiapine, hopefully I don't become diabetic. (it runs in my family to)
 
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Thanks for all the responses, I will defiantly look into the HC1 as my current attendance issues at work are cause financial strain.
 
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I was on 650mg for several years but did not have glucose checks done until it was too late. I think now they know it can cause it they are more careful. But insist on 6 monthly glucose checks so you can reduce the dose or change meds
 
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there is an nhs list of conditions that qualify you for free prescriptions, you can find it on the internet though it's hard it's a peculiar list then theres low income grounds the means test been on non contributory benefits i think.
 
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Prescriptions in the USA can be greatly reduced with a simple rx card no matter what your income level. I have had to use this in the past and saved me a lot of money. Now I am on Medicaid and everything is no cost. This will likely end soon. Then I will go back to the rx cards for discounts.
 
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I have four prescriptions a month which our costly. I have had to switch medications in the past to be able to aford them.
 
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