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Apply for a maternity exemption

Use this service to apply for maternity exemption certificates on behalf of new or expectant mothers.

A maternity exemption certificate entitles the mother to free prescriptions:

  • while pregnant
  • for 12 months after the birth of the child

You'll need the mother's:

  • date of birth
  • NHS number
  • due or birth date of their child
  • email or postal address
Warning You'll need to register to use this service.

To use this service you must:

  • be a Midwife, GP or Health Visitor
  • be registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) or the General Medical Council (GMC) to create an account
  • have an NHSmail email address

Register to use this service

Find out more on our website

To get a maternity exemption certificate contact your midwife, doctor or health visitor.

Find out what you're entitled to