Healthcare in Wales – an overview

If you need to access healthcare advice in Wales, visit the NHS Direct Wales website for information about national and local services.

What help can I get as a veteran?

The Armed Forces Covenant is a promise to the nation that all those who serve or have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, are treated fairly. Visit The Royal British Legion website for more information.

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 NHS Direct Wales website 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. Find your local dentist on the NHS Direct Wales website.

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 NHS Direct Wales 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 Wales are free. Consult your local GP for more information about prescriptions.

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