To renew your medical exemption certificate, you must speak to your GP who'll complete a new FP92a application form.

A medical exemption certificate is valid for 5 years.

We'll send a letter reminding you that your medical exemption certificate is about to expire one month before the expiry date if you’re under the age of 60.

If you’re over the age of 60, you're already entitled to free NHS prescriptions and do not need to apply for a new certificate.

If your medical exemption certificate expires before your new certificate arrives, you must pay for your medication and ask the pharmacy for a FP57 refund receipt.

Once your medical exemption certificate arrives, if it covers the date of the payment, take your FP57 refund receipt and medical exemption certificate to any pharmacy and they'll refund you. All prescription refunds must be made within 3 months of payment.

Check what help you could get to pay for NHS costs and apply online.

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