Care at the Chemist

Leaflet cover webDid you know that you can get free, fast and expert health advice at any pharmacy in Sefton?

Our Care at the Chemist scheme is the quickest and easiest way to get advice and treatment from a health professional for a wide range of everyday illnesses and ailments – without even setting foot in your doctor’s surgery.

So, if you have a common or minor health problem, Care at the Chemist is for you. You don’t need an appointment and you’ll find a chemist close to home, with many open early until late.

Medicines are free for anyone who does not pay for their prescriptions – all you need is proof of exemption. Those who do pay will be charged the current prescription charge. If the medicine costs less to buy over the counter than the prescription charge, you will pay the lower rate.

For more information, simply pop into your one of the pharmacies listed below and ask about joining Care at the Chemist.


Pharmacy Address Telephone
Bispham Road Pharmacy 94 Bispham Road
01704 506006
Cambridge Road Pharmacy 137 Cambridge Road
01704 227065
Fylde Road Pharmacy 117 Fylde Road
PR9 9XL 
01704 509509
Crossens Pharmacy 164 Rufford Road
PR9 9HD 
01704 229120
Formby Health Rooms Primary Health Care Plus Ltd
83 Liverpool Road
L37 6BU
01704 835500
Hesketh Park Pharmacy 91 Queens Road
01704 538500
St Marks Pharmacy 42 Derby Road
01704 533369


We are working with NHS South Sefton CCG and those pharmacies listed to provide Care at the Chemist and here is the range of common, everyday illnesses and ailments that are included in the scheme: 

  • Athlete’s foot 
  • Cold sores 
  • Conjunctivitis 
  • Constipation 
  • Contact dermatitis 
  • Coughs & colds 
  • Cystitis 
  • Diarrhoea 
  • Dry eyes
  • Ear wax 
  • Fever 
  • Haemorrhoids (piles) 
  • Hayfever & allergies 
  • Head lice 
  • Headache 
  • Heartburn
  • Indigestion 
  • Infant colic
  • Insect bites/stings 
  • Mouth ulcers 
  • Nappy rash 
  • Nasal congestion
  • Pain 
  • Scabies 
  • Sore throat
  • Sprains & strains 
  • Teething
  • Threadworm
  • Toothache
  • Thrush
  • Warts and verrucas