There are 63 pharmacies open across Hillingdon. They can offer health advice on a range of minor problems with no need to book or wait.
You can talk to your pharmacist in confidence, even about the most personal symptoms and you don't need to make an appointment. Most pharmacies now have a private consultation area where patients can discuss issues with pharmacy staff without being overheard by other members of the public.
Community pharmacists dispense your prescriptions and other medicines, offer testing and screening for common conditions and can advise on minor ailments.
Pharmacies are a good choice when you need quick help with minor health problems such as:
- Coughs, colds and flu
- Bugs and viruses
- Minor injuries
- Tummy troubles
- Women's health
- Skin conditions
- Aches and pains
- Children's problems
They can also help you decide whether you need to see a doctor.
Prescription costs as of 1 April 2016
Prescription - £8.40 per item
A three-monthly prescription prepayment certificate (PPC) is £29.10. This saves you money if you need four or more items in three months.
A 12 month certificate is £104.00 and saves money if 13 or more items are needed in 12 months.