Under the scheme, you can see you local pharmacist for a private consultation, usually without an appointment, for a wide range of ailments. If you don't pay for prescriptions, then any medication the Pharmacist prescribes is free of charge, and open to anyone who is registered with a St Helens Doctor.
Your local pharmacist is able to give advice and prescribe a medicine from an agreed list to ensure the most appropriate treatment for your condition.
The following conditions can currently be treated by the NHS Care at the Chemist scheme:
Some treatments are not available for children - please discuss with your Pharmacist.
Click here to view the Care at the Chemist leaflet
Click here to view the Care at the Chemist leaflet in Arabic
Self Care Policy
So, remember, just ask for NHS Care at the Chemist!