Care at the Chemist
Do you know about the NHS Care at the Chemist Scheme?
The local NHS operates a minor ailments scheme that is accessible at your local Chemist/Pharmacy right on the high street.
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
So, what treatments are provided?
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:
- Athletes foot
- Cold sores
- Coughs, colds and sore throats
- Ear wax
- Head lice
- Mouth Ulcers
- Minor eye infections
- Minor skin reactions
- Nappy rash
- Nasel congestion
- Oral Thrush
- Pain or temperature
- Thrush (genital)
- Warts and verrucas
Some treatments are not available for children – please discuss with your Pharmacist.