Will DS1 pay for dentist fees now?

(37 Posts)
Sparklingbrook Thu 10-Aug-17 16:09:14

18 years old, left Sixth Form in June and going to University in September. He has a dentist appointment next week, I am assuming he has to pay now?

How about prescriptions?

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MollyHuaCha Thu 10-Aug-17 16:13:14

I think dentist and prescriptions are still free until 31 August?

dingit Thu 10-Aug-17 16:14:16

Yes, I've just squeezed dds last dental check in for next week.

Sparklingbrook Thu 10-Aug-17 16:15:09

That would make sense. I have been looking online but can't find the right info. or I am looking in the wrong place possibly.

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Sparklingbrook Thu 10-Aug-17 16:15:53

But once they are at Uni they pay for Prescriptions and the dentist?

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Maverick66 Thu 10-Aug-17 16:16:57

Yes from September he will have to pay

Sparklingbrook Thu 10-Aug-17 16:18:20

Fab, thanks all.

Also, while I am thinking all things medical should he be contacting the GP for a meningitis jab?

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dingit Thu 10-Aug-17 16:46:46

Dd had her meningitis jab last week.
Oddly her oyster/zip card lasts until end of September, so no bus fares to pay until then.
Will also have to pay for glasses!

sadusername2 Thu 10-Aug-17 17:01:32

Is the glasses till 31st August too?

Sparklingbrook Thu 10-Aug-17 17:03:42

I will put eye test on the list. Thanks.

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MrsJayy Thu 10-Aug-17 17:07:58

Our dentist do a student discount its not much but something but yy squeeze his checkups in before September

MrsJayy Thu 10-Aug-17 17:08:59

So worth asking*( is what else i meant to say )

SomeOtherFuckers Thu 10-Aug-17 17:18:25

You can get prescriptions free for the 1st year of uni and after that he pays ... you can also get the additional years free but there's a form you have to fill out and it's about 60 pages long ... I don't know anyone who bothered tbh

Mrsmorton Thu 10-Aug-17 17:23:30

If they offer a student discount then they must be private. NHS fees can't be discounted so don't go on the promise of a discount and end up paying more!

Theweek Thu 10-Aug-17 17:24:56

In Wales, NHS dental treatment is free if under 19 and in Full Time Education
In Wales under 25 get free exams but would pay for any NHS treatment
you can get a HC2 certificate form from job centre which may give you full or partial help towards treatment depending on income /savings

Sparklingbrook Thu 10-Aug-17 17:24:58

Are there forms for the first year Some?

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Sparklingbrook Thu 10-Aug-17 17:25:47

Not in Wales sadly. sad

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SomeOtherFuckers Thu 10-Aug-17 18:55:29

No sparkling. I graduated last year and it was the same as @Theweek says ... I'm in England and it was free under 19 in full time education ... including 1st year of uni prescriptions

SomeOtherFuckers Thu 10-Aug-17 18:56:27

It was automatic - didn't fill anything in

WandaOff Thu 10-Aug-17 19:32:11

Up to 19 in full time education it's automatic so get in there with eye tests and dentist.
After that it's means tested and you have to fill in a form HC1. They take into account money from parents as well as savings so we didn't bother for either DC.

Sparklingbrook Thu 10-Aug-17 19:33:50

Thanks everyone. Glad I asked. smile Can't find it on the internet but MN knows this stuff. flowers

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rubyandemeraldslippers Thu 10-Aug-17 19:53:56

have you looked at:


Sparklingbrook Thu 10-Aug-17 21:25:01

Would that be because DS is on low or no income not parents presumably?

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Mustbeoriginal38 Thu 10-Aug-17 21:34:47

This might help...


stonecircle Fri 11-Aug-17 11:00:22

Hmmm - DS3 had to pay for a dental check up a few weeks ago. He's 18 and has just left school so I thought he would be ok.

I did query but they were adamant he had to pay.

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