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Document Where can I get a HC1 / HC5 form from?

How you obtain HC1 / HC5 forms depends on which UK country you're in and whether you're a member of the public or a practitioner.

Members of the public in:

England

You can download and print off an HC1 / HC5 from our website. Please ensure you complete and send all of the pages. If you're unable to print one off, you can order an HC1 / HC5 to be sent out to you, this will take 5 working days to arrive.

Community pharmacies, GP practices, Job Centre Plus offices, NHS hospitals, NHS dental practices and Opticians may also have some in stock.

If you meet the criteria for a HC1(SC), you can order one from Xerox (UK).

Telephone: 0300 123 0849


Scotland

You can download and print off an HC1 / HC5 from our website. Please ensure you complete and send all of the pages. If you're unable to print one off, you can get a copy from your GP surgery or a community pharmacy. HC1 forms may also be available from Citizens Advice Scotland offices or Job Centre Plus offices.

If you meet the criteria for a HC1(SC), you can call the practitioner services or collect one from your local pharmacy.

Telephone: 0131 275 6386


Wales

You can download and print off an HC1 / HC5 from the Welsh Government website. Please ensure you complete and send all of the pages. If you're unable to print one off, you can call their publication line or you may be able to get a copy from your GP surgery, a Jobcentre, NHS hospital, dental practice or opticians.

If you meet the criteria for a HC1(SC), you can get one from the Welsh Government publications line.

Telephone: 0345 603 1108 (select the option for health publications)


Northern Ireland

You need to contact your local Social Security office to request either a HC1 or HC5.

 

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You can check what help you could get on our website.

 


Practitioners

  • England - Primary Care Support England (PCSE): online portal.

    A Health Authority, Local Area Team, Hospital Trust or Charitable Organisation should use  0300 123 0849 or  Xerox (UK) Ltd Secure Online Orders.
     
  • Scotland - APS Group Management Services: 0131 629 9938, fax 0131 629 9976 or email stockorders.dppas@apsgroup.co.uk.
     
  • Wales - You should call 0345 603 1108 and select the option for Health Publications.
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