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.
Self Care Policy
So, remember, just ask for NHS Care at the Chemist!