Care at the Chemist

Sometimes it’s easier and faster to see a pharmacist when it comes to minor ailments. This is where Care at the Chemist can help.

Medicines are free for anyone who does not pay for their prescriptions – all you need is proof of exemption. Those who do pay will be charged the current prescription charge. If the medicine costs less to buy over the counter than the prescription charge, you will pay the lower rate.

For more information, simply pop into one of the pharmacies who are signed up to the scheme and ask about joining Care at the Chemist. Please click here to find your nearest pharmacy that offers Care at the Chemist.

Conditions that a pharmacist can help with

  • Athlete’s foot
  • Cold sores
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Constipation
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Coughs and colds
  • Cystitis
  • Diarrhoea
  • Dry eyes
  • Ear wax
  • Fever
  • Haemorrhoids (piles)
  • Hay fever and allergies
  • Head lice
  • Headaches
  • Heartburn and indigestion
  • Infant colic
  • Insect bites and stings
  • Nappy rash
  • Nasal congestion
  • Pain
  • Scabies
  • Sore throat
  • Sprains and strains
  • Teething
  • Threadworm
  • Toothache
  • Thrush
  • Warts and verrucas

Page last reviewed: 25 May 2023