NHS Maternity exemption certificate

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  1. Nickinakinoo

    Nickinakinoo Well-Known Member

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    Anyone else have there's yet? Mine came just after Xmas! Good job as my pre payment certificate runs out this week and I've got toothache!
     
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    fairyprincess Well-Known Member

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    I've filled out the form, just need to take it in etc. Excited about getting free prescriptions lol! X
     
  3. Summergurl

    Summergurl Well-Known Member

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    I've got my form from the midwife but I'm not sending it off yet as I have dentist in just over a week so she said wait till then, take the certificate then send it off after the appt to get the card.
     
  4. Mrsbee

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    Do we get dental treatment free? Xxx
     
  5. Nickinakinoo

    Nickinakinoo Well-Known Member

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    My dr did mine but for free dental the nhs website said you need your nhs card and MatB1 form but you don't get that till your 20 week scan
     
  6. andreatav

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    Yes free dental treatment and free prescriptions...I've saved a fortune on prescriptions so far. Xx
     
  7. Mrsbee

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    Ohhhh lovely! I thought it was just free prescriptions xxx
     
  8. fairyprincess

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    and free eye tests! x
     
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    kanga86 Well-Known Member

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    You don't get free eye tests with a maternity exemption card. Just free prescriptions and dental treatment. I wear glasses and never had free eye tests while pregnant xx
     
  10. Niknaknoo

    Niknaknoo Well-Known Member

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    Free dental till baby is 1, it's fab! My lo is 1 in march so booked a check up end of Feb...if anything is found then treatment is free even after card expires as it was picked up before. X
     
  11. Mrsbee

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    I must find a dentist then, I moved into this area not long ago so haven't found a dentist yet. Did you ladies pick your certificate up from the doctors? I'm sure when I called to say about being pregnant they mentioned it but I can't for the life of me remember what they said xx
     
  12. andreatav

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    My MW sent off for mine for me. She was shocked the Dr hadn't given me the form (I saw him before her) and it came in the post xx
     
  13. Mrsbee

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    Hmmm okay, I'll call the doctor receptionist today as I'm thinking she said go in and fill it out but I could have just made that up haha! I'll call see what they say p
     
  14. fairyprincess

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    That's what my GP told me? Mind you I've not long had one and new glasses so not in need yet anyway x
     
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    Summergurl Well-Known Member

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    I saw the doc but didn't get the certificate until I saw the midwife at 8weeks.
     
  16. babyslog

    babyslog Well-Known Member

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    I think eye tests are only free if you are in certain benefits already.

    Tesco offer free eye tests to everyone regardless :) jjst had mine done there xx
     
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  17. Mictho29

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    Just had to pay £8.20 for a prescription of folic acid! Apparently cant be claimed back when I receive certificate how annoying!
     

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