Healthcare in Northern Ireland – an overview

If you need to access healthcare advice in Northern Ireland, visit the Health and Social Care Northern Ireland website for more information about national and local services.

How can I find a GP?

Your GP should be your first point of contact for most health concerns. They can provide advice, prescriptions and referrals to other services. Use the Health and Social Care service finder to find your local GP.

How can I find a dentist?

Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for free, or reduced price dental treatment. Many people on low incomes or those claiming means-tested benefits can receive free dental care. Visit the Health and Social Care website to find a dentist near you.

Where is the closest pharmacy?

Visit your local pharmacy for treatment for minor injuries and illnesses, advice for contraception and help to stop smoking. Find your local pharmacy on the Health and Social Care website.

Where can I get an eye test?

Depending on your circumstances, you may be able to receive a free eye test, or vouchers towards the purchase of glasses or contact lenses. Speak to an optician to find out more.

How much do prescriptions cost?

Prescriptions in Northern Ireland are free. Consult your local GP for more information about prescriptions.

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