Most adults in England need to pay for their prescriptions, and though the price remains relatively low at £9.35 per item, if you require multiple items per month it can quickly become a problem.
If this sounds a bit too familiar, then purchasing a Prescription Prepayment Certificate (PPC) may just be the perfect solution for you. The PPC covers all of your NHS prescriptions for a set price, and will save you money if you need more than 3 items in 3 months, or 11 items in 12 months.
A PPC costs just:
- £30.25 for 3 months
- £108.10 for 12 months
How to Buy a Prescription Prepayment Certificate (PPC)
If you’ve done the maths, and seen that a PPC will save you money, then you’re probably wondering how you can get your hands on your own. Thankfully, the answer is very simple.
PPCs are available for purchase online from the NHS website, after your order has been completed you’ll receive your paper certificate within 10 working days. We suggest opting for the digital version, which will be sent instantly to your email inbox so you can get your prescriptions immediately.
Alternatively, you may decide that you’d like to purchase your PPC from a local pharmacy. It’s important to note that not all community pharmacies have registered to sell PPCs, so you should find out from your local pharmacy if they sell them before you pop in.
Can I Use My PPC with Healthera?
Of course, we’ve made sure any form of prescription payment exemption is valid for use on the Healthera app! Just update your Healthera profile to state your exemption, and you’ll be good to go.
Don’t forget you can also set up your prescriptions for collection or home delivery, so you can skip queues or stay in altogether. It takes less than two minutes to complete, and will save you hours later.
To get started, just click the button below to open (or download) your Healthera app!