Services

Services

Free Prescription Collection Service
To make your life easy, we collect prescriptions from Edzell Health Centre, Brechin Medical Practice and Laurencekirk Healthcare Centre. The prescriptions are then dispensed ready for you to collect at the pharmacy or you can take advantage of our free delivery service. Collection from other practices can be arranged, please call for more details.

 

Free Prescription Delivery Service
Get your prescriptions delivered to your door FREE OF CHARGE! This service is available to all our customers, give us a call and arrange it today!

 

Pharmacy First

We offer the Pharmacy First service whereby patient’s can have a consultation with our pharmacist, and be prescribed treatment for common minor ailments, without having to visit their GP practice. There are many conditions that can be treated by Pharmacy First including athletes foot, indigestion, infant colic, conjunctivitis and thrush among others.

 

The Pharmacy First Scheme also enables us to provide treatment for conditions  that previously would have required a trip to the GP practice.

 

Urinary Tract Infection: We can now provide treatment to females aged 16-65 with uncomplicated urinary tract infections. The common symptoms of a urinary tract infection are:

  • A need to urinate more often
  • Pain or discomfort when urinating
  • Sudden urges to urinate
  • Pain low down in your tummy
  • Urine that’s cloudy, foul smelling or contains blood

If you think you may have a urinary tract infection, the pharmacy can be your first port of call for a consultation with our pharmacist. They can then provide treatment, or if necessary, refer you to the GP practice.

 

Shingles: We can provide treatment for  adults aged 18 or over who present with the symptoms of shingles. The first signs of shingle can be:

  • A tingling or painful feeling in an area of skin
  • A headache and feeling generally unwell

A rash will appear a few days later. If you think you may have shingles, our pharmacist can diagnose and, if appropriate, provide treatment. If there are any concerns we will refer you to the GP practice.

 

Skin Infections: We can treat patients aged 18 or over who have the symptoms of a skin infection. A skin infection will normally present with an area of skin being hot, swollen and painful. If you suffer from any of these symptoms, come to the pharmacy for a consultation with our pharmacist They will then provide treatment if appropriate, or if there are any concerns, refer you to the GP practice.

 

Impetigo: We can  provide treatment for Impetigo to adults and children over 2 years. Impetigo normally presents as a crusty rash around the mouth or nose, it can be highly contagious but is effectively treated with antibiotic cream. If you think you or your child may have impetigo, our pharmacist can assess the symptoms, and if required provide treatment without the need for a GP appointment If there are any concerns we will refer you to the GP practice.

 

For more information on many common illnesses and conditions please visit www.nhsinform.scot

 

Smoking Cessation Service
We can help you to stop smoking! Come in for a consultation and receive expert advice on how to quit. We can prescribe a range of nicotine replacement products as well as Champix to make quiting easier.

 

Emergency Hormonal Contraception
Our pharmacists can prescribe emergency hormonal contraception (the morning after pill) without the need to see a doctor.

 

Flu Vaccination Service
In flu season (October until February), we offer a comprehensive flu vaccination service. This service costs £12 for private patients and is free of charge for NHS Tayside employees.