NHS services in Wales and help with health costs
Information on NHS services for older people in Wales
We produce a Factsheet, which you can access below, on NHS services, such as GP services, referrals to an NHS consultant, NHS continence services, specific NHS services for older people and NHS screening programmes. Also, NHS Direct Wales have a search facility where you can find local services in your area, such as GPs, dental services, hospitals, A&E and pharmacies. You can search via your postcode or town/city.
Help with NHS health costs in Wales
Most NHS services are free to everyone, but there may be charges for dental treatment, sight tests, glasses and contact lenses. Our Factsheet focuses on the situation for people aged 60 and over and covers NHS services which are free for everyone aged over 60; NHS services that are automatically free if you receive Pension Credit Guarantee Credit (PCGC) and the NHS Low Income Scheme (under which you may be eligible for full or partial help with certain health costs if you have a relatively low income, but do not receive PCGC).
For more information call Age Cymru Advice on 0300 303 44 98