Minor Ailments Service
Alongside your GP, Abbey Chemist plays an important healthcare role in your local community.
All our Pharmacists are trained and qualified to treat many minor ailments saving you valuable time and freeing up local Doctor surgeries so that those patients with more serious illnesses can be seen more quickly.
And the great news is that when Abbey Chemist treats your minor ailment you don’t even need to book an appointment – just come to the dispensary and ask to speak to the Pharmacist. Within a few minutes, you will be advised if the minor ailment affecting you, can be treated free under the Minor Ailment Scheme.
Our service saves you time and currently covers:
- athlete’s foot
- head lice
- cold sores
- mouth ulcers
- nasal congestion
- period pain
- eczema and allergies
- sore throat
- haemorrhoids (piles)
- hay fever
- warts and verrucae
People who were exempt from the old prescription charges can be treated without incurring any costs for medication provided – we do however ask you to provide normal proof of exemption.
If you are not exempt you will only be asked to pay the retail price of the medication you receive. We do not charge you for the consultation and not all consultations will result in a prescription.
Whilst in most cases the treatment recommended by our Pharmacist will cure your condition it is important that if your symptoms persist you seek further advice from the Pharmacist or GP. If you choose to visit your GP always let the Doctor know you have been to your local pharmacy and what medication you have been taking.
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