NHS Continuing Healthcare

NHS continuing healthcare (CHC) is the name given to a package of services which is arranged and funded by the NHS. It is for people outside hospital with ongoing health needs. You can get continuing healthcare in any setting, including your own home or in a care home.

NHS continuing healthcare is free – unlike help from social services for which a charge may be made depending on your income and savings. If you do not qualify for CHC you will still receive mainstream services free of charge i.e.

  • GP,
  • Community nursing services,
  • specialist therapy.

If NHS continuing healthcare is provided in a care home, it will cover the care home fees. Including the cost of accommodation, personal care and healthcare costs.

For more information about continuing healthcare, click on a title below to reveal more details. You can also visit NHS.UK for more information.