Help 4 Teens - Connexions County Durham

Your Health and Safety / The NHS (National Health Service)  


You can recieve free medical advice from doctors, dentists and opticians, you also don’t have to pay for prescriptions or spectacles if you are under the age of 16 or under the age of 19 and in full time education. There are other things which qualify you for free medical advice such as if you are pregnant, have a child under one year old, you are on income support or family credit or you have an exemption certificate for medical conditions.

For more information on the NHS in County Durham please visit the NHS website: Here you can find information on the latest health issues, local services such as doctors surgeries, hospitals, dentists and pharmacies. There are also ‘Walk in centres’ which offer health advice for minor injuries, click here to see where.

► NHS Direct

NHS Direct is a 24 hour telephone line where you can call for advice on a particular medical problem. 111.

► NHS Health Costs

On the NHS website you can find more information on health costs if you have to pay for things such as dental costs, eyecare costs or prescription costs.

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Posted 27th November 2014
By Jade Blades
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