Care at the Chemist scheme expanded in borough

Care at the Chemist scheme expanded in borough

by Tom Martin (July 2022)

SEFTON’S ‘Care at the Chemist’ scheme has a new extended service, providing treatment for urinary tract infections, better known as water infections, directly from local pharmacies without the need to be seen by a GP.

Women between the ages of 16 and 65 years who have symptoms of a common UTI, who are not pregnant or breastfeeding, can now access the treatment by visiting a participating pharmacy.

The Care at the Chemist scheme in Sefton offers quick and easy healthcare advice and medicines for a wide range of illnesses and conditions and is available at 31 pharmacies in the borough.

It means that, where appropriate, residents can go directly to their local pharmacy for expert treatment or medicines for a wide variety of conditions, without needing to see their GP first.

The medicines are prescribed free of charge for anyone who does not pay for their prescriptions. Those who do pay will be charged the current prescription charge, or lower if they are cheaper to buy over the counter.

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