Care at the Chemist

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Did 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 one of the pharmacies listed below and ask about joining Care at the Chemist:

Pharmacy Address Telephone

Alexanders Pharmacy 

49-51 Stuart Road
L23 0RY

0151 928 1457

Cohen's Chemist 

12-13 Marian Square
L30 5QA

0151 525 9541

Cohen's Chemist 

17 Bridge Road
L23 6SA

0151 924 3209

Netherton Park Pharmacy

Gordon Youth Centre
Brecon Avenue
L30 1RF

0151 525 7706
Higgins Pharmacy 77 Crosby Road North
L22 4QD
0151 920 6803
Meadows Pharmacy 87-89 Liverpool Road Sth
L31 7AD
0151 520 4000
Davey's Chemist 69 Randall Drive
L30 2PB
0151 476 0007
Station Pharmacy 24 Station Road
L31 3DB
0151 5261805
Crosby Road Pharmacy 59 Crosby Road North
L22 4QD
0151 928 3169


Strand Shopping Centre
36 & 38 The Esplanade
New Strand
L20 4SP

0151 922 2041



































We are working with NHS Southport and Formby 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