Think Pharmacy First

Your local pharmacist (chemist) is your healthcare expert on the high street. Pharmacists provide confidential, expert advice and treatment for a range of common conditions and will be able to help you decide if you need to see a GP or other health service. No appointment is needed, and many have separate consulting rooms for completely confidential advice.

Pharmacists can:

  • Dispense medicine on prescription
  • Dispense repeat prescriptions without the need to visit your GP
  • Give advice on treating common ailments like coughs and colds
  • Help you manage long-term conditions such as diabetes and asthma
  • Give advice on medication, including if you’re taking medicine for lots of different conditions
  • Give advice on staying healthy
  • Give sexual health and contraception advice
  • Provide treatments for common ailments like head lice and athlete’s foot.

Many also offer free emergency contraception including the morning-after pill.

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