National Health Service
If you claim Pension Credit (Guarantee)
then you are entitled to the following free of charge: NHS dental treatment and check ups; free sight tests and vouchers towards glasses or lenses; repayment of necessary travel costs to hospital for NHS treatment. Even if you are not eligible for Pension Credit (Guarantee), if you are over 60 and have savings under £16,000 (2010-11) you can apply for help with these costs through the NHS Low Income Scheme.
Telephone 0845 850 1166 for a claim form.
Finding Local Healthcare
To search for the nearest health services to your home, click on the link below. To find local dentists, doctors, pharmacies, opticians and hospitals, just enter the name of your nearest town and select which service you want to find:
Alternatively, you can ring PALS on 0845 6024726.
Telephone: Main Hospital: 01773 824171
Offices: 01773 525099
Heanor Memorial Hospital
Telephone: 01773 710711
Ripley Community Hospital
Telephone: 01773 743456
24-hour helpline: 0845 46 47
To find a podiatrist in the Amber Valley Area ring PALS on 01773 525028 or
For a factsheet on problems and complaints with the NHS click here