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Document Am I entitled to a Maternity Exemption (MATEX) certificate for free NHS prescriptions?

If you are pregnant or have given birth (including stillborn birth) in the last 12 months you are entitled to a Maternity Exemption (MATEX) certificate, however you must hold a valid certificate in order to claim your free prescription. Your pregnancy or child’s birth alone does not exempt you from charges.
 
If you have a Maternity Exemption certificate and have had a miscarriage or termination you can continue to use your certificate until it expires.



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