Getting help Know your rights Do I pay for medicine? The GP may prescribe you medicine. You need to take the prescription to the nearest pharmacy. The cost of each prescription is currently £8.40. If you cannot afford this, you can fill in an HC1 form to get an HC2 certificate which will entitle you to free prescriptions for a year. To request an HC1 certificate go to this website. If you need help filling in a HC1 form contact us for advice and support.