Hepatitis C and contaminated blood products in the press

Find out how to get a free home test for hepatitis C Hepatitis C is a virus that can infect the liver. If left untreated, it can sometimes cause serious and potentially life-threatening damage to the liver over many years. But with modern treatments, it’s usually possible to cure the infection, and most people with it will have

NHS Low Income Scheme (LIS)

If you have a low income, you may be able to get help with NHS costs through the NHS Low Income Scheme (LIS).

The scheme covers:

prescription costs
dental costs
eyecare costs
healthcare travel costs
wigs and fabric supports

How much help you get depends on your weekly income and necessary outgoings, plus any savings or investments you have at the time you apply. If the amount you have left is low, you may be able to get help through the NHS Low Income Scheme. Any help you’re entitled to is also available to your partner, if you have one.

If you have already paid for treatment, you can apply for a refund at the same time as you apply for the scheme.

Find out more about the NHS Low Income Scheme

Apply online for help with NHS costs