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Application for prescription charge exemption (MEDICAL)

Patients who have certain medical conditions are exempt from paying prescription charges if they qualify and have a valid medical exemption form which is also known as a (FP92A)

You can qualify for a medical exemption form if

  • A permanent fistula (for example, caecostomy, colostomy, laryngos-tomy or ileostomy) which needs continuous surgical dressing or an appliance
  • epilepsy which needs continuous anticonvulsive therapy
  • diabetes mellitus, except where treatment is not just by diet alone
  • myxoedema (that is, hypothyroidism which needs thyroid hormone replacement)
  • hypoparathyroidism
  • diabetes insipidus and other forms of hypopituitarism
  • Forms of hypoadrenalism (for example, Addison’s Disease) for which specific substitution therapy is essential
  • myasthenia gravis
  • diabetes insipidus and other forms of hypopituitarism

    a continuing physical disability which means you cannot go out without the help of another person; or cancer and are undergoing treatment for

  • - cancer
  • - the effects of cancer
  • - the effects of cancer treatment