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Document Can I still claim free NHS dental treatment if I've had a miscarriage / stillborn birth?

The guidance below only applies to NHS dental treatment; the rules may differ for NHS prescriptions.

Before 24 weeks

If you've had a miscarriage within the first 24 weeks of your pregnancy, you're no longer entitled to free NHS dental treatment. If your Course of Treatment (CoT) started prior to your miscarriage you're eligible to finish this CoT without paying. Any treatment that's started after the miscarriage must be paid for as normal unless you have another qualification to free NHS dental treatment.

24 weeks plus

If you've given birth to a child registered as stillborn (from 24 weeks of pregnancy or later), you're entitled to free NHS dental treatment for 12 months following the birth.
Medically it won't be classed as a miscarriage if the event happens at 24 weeks or later. After this time, a birth certificate is issued by the local registrar of births, marriages and deaths.
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