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Prescriptions

Discussion in 'Type 1 Diabetes' started by Matthew-G-Bell, May 26, 2016.

  1. Matthew-G-Bell

    Matthew-G-Bell Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hey all, I haven't posted here in a while, been really busy with exams recently!

    It is my birthday today (hooray!) - and while I am still 2 years from being 18, I was wondering if I will have to pay for prescriptions (test strips, insulin, needles etc) when I turn 18, and if so, how much will this cost?

    I live in England, specifically Essex.

    Thanks
    -Matt
     
  2. CarbsRok

    CarbsRok Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Matt, your prescriptions will be free as long as you fill in the form to obtain an exemption certificate.
    Very Happy Birthday as well :)
     
  3. Matthew-G-Bell

    Matthew-G-Bell Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the birthday wish - I was under the impression it was free however I have heard mixed information, and as such wanted to check - I will of course speak to the team closer to the time, just wanted a rough idea.
     
  4. CarbsRok

    CarbsRok Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Yes prescriptions are free as long as you have an exemption certificate. The certificate costs nothing. All that happens is you ask your GP to fill in and sign the form, they send it off and you receive a credit card size bit of plastic to show the pharmacy staff if requested. The exemption is not automatic you have to apply for it and renew the exemption every 5 years.
     
  5. Munsa

    Munsa Type 1 · Member

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    Come north of the border and you won't even have to fill in an exemption certificate! Happy birthday x
     
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  6. Shar67

    Shar67 · Guest

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