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Chemists and prescription services in Bournemouth and Christchurch

There are a number of chemists that will collect a prescription from your surgery and keep it at the Pharmacy to await collection or deliver to your home if you cannot get there because of an emergency, or you are elderly or housebound. This is a free service but is only available to patients of participating surgeries. There are also a number of GP Surgeries that now have an on-site Pharmacy making it easier to collect your medicines when you visit your GP, and may also deliver your medicines to your home if you are unable to collect them due to your health condition, age, or disability.


Paying for your prescription

Current prescription charges (April 2013) are £7.85 per item (£15.70 per pair of elastic hosiery), so if you need medication on a regular basis charges can mount up very quickly. There are a number of schemes available to help ease the burden of paying for repeated prescriptions.

Free prescriptions

You are entitled to free prescription charges if you meet the following criteria.
• You are aged 60 or over.

• Have a continuing physical disability that prevents you from going out without help from another person and have a valid Medical Exemption Certificate (MedEx)

• Hold a valid war pension exemption certificate and the prescription is for your accepted disability.

• You have one of the following medical conditions and hold a valid Medical Exemption Certificate (MedEx):
o Hypoparathyroidism
o Hypoadrenalism for which specific substitution therapy is essential (e.g. Addison’s Disease).
o Diabetes insipidus and other forms of hypopituitarism.
o Diabetes Mellitus except where treatment is by diet alone.
o Myasthenia Gravis.
o Hypothyroidism – requiring thyroid hormone replacement.
o Epilepsy – requiring continuous anti-convulsive therapy.
o A permanent Fistula requiring continuous surgical dressing or requiring an appliance.


You are also entitled to free prescriptions if you or your partner (including Civil Partners) are named on, or are entitled to, an NHS tax credit exemption certificate or valid HC2 certificate (full help with health costs), or you receive either:
• Income Support

• Income – based Jobseekers Allowance

• Income-related Employment and Support Allowance, or

• Pension Credit Guarantee

• Universal Credit


Free prescriptions for cancer patients and renal dialysis patients

Exemption certificates will be issued to patients who in their doctor’s opinion are receiving treatment for:
• Cancer

• The effects of cancer

• Or the effects of current or previous cancer treatment

Renal dialysis patients who (in their doctor’s clinical judgement) require a permanent fistula (permanent means lasting indefinitely) requiring an appliance or surgical dressing, are entitled to medical exemption if they have completed form FP92A and a doctor has signed the form to confirm the condition.


Applying for a Medical Exemption Certificate (MedEx)

To apply for a Medical Exemption Certificate ask your GP for an FP92A form. Your GP, hospital doctor, or service doctor will sign the form to confirm that your statement is correct. At you GP’s discretion, a member of the practice who has access to your medical records can also sign the form.
Your certificate will be valid from one month before the date that the NHS Business Authority receives the application form. The MedEx lasts for five years and then needs to be renewed. You may receive a reminder that your certificate needs to be renewed. If you don’t receive a reminder it is your responsibility to ensure that your MedEx is renewed.


Help paying for prescriptions due to low income

How do I make a low income claim?

The NHS Low Income Scheme (LIS) may be able to assist you with NHS costs. The scheme covers:
• Prescription costs

• Dental costs

• Eye care costs

• Healthcare travel costs

• Wigs and fabric supports

You can apply for the scheme if your income, savings, investments or property (not including your home) do not exceed the qualifying capital limit of £16,000, or £23,500 if you live permanently in a care home.


Depending on your circumstances you will qualify for help based on a comparison between your weekly income and assessed requirements at the time the claim is made. You can receive “full help” (HC2 certificate) or “partial help” (HC3 certificate). You will qualify for full help if your income is less than or equal to your requirements, or only exceeds your requirements by no more than half the current prescription charge. If your income exceeds these limits, you may be entitled to partial help. The HC3 certificate will show how much you need to pay towards your prescription charges.

The rules governing who is eligible are broadly the same as those for Income Support. However, the assessment also takes into account council tax support and housing costs, so you may also get help even though you don’t qualify for Income Support.

You don’t need to apply if you or your partner:
• Get Income Support

• Get income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance

• Get income-related Employment and Support Allowance

• Get Pension Credit Guarantee Credit

• Are named on or entitled to an NHS Tax Credit Exemption Certificate

as these benefits will already entitle you to help with NHS costs.

To apply for an HC2 or HC3 certificate you will need to complete an HC1 form and send it off in the envelope provided. You can obtain an HC1 form from Job Centre Plus offices, hospitals, your GP surgery, your optician or dentist. You can also make a claim and find
further information by contacting 0300 330 1343 to speak to an adviser who can help you
complete the form, send it to you to sign and return in the envelope provided.
Information and online forms are also available at http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/Healthcosts/Pages/nhs-low-income-scheme.aspx Certificates are valid for between six months and five years, depending on your circumstances.

 

Prescription Prepayment Certificates (PPC)

Prescription prepayment certificates (PPC) are available to help spread the cost of paying for your NHS prescriptions from your GP or dentist, they do not cover items such as wigs or surgical supports issued by hospital services. They are available as a three monthly PPC (£29.10), which will save you money if you need four or more items over a three
month period, or a 12 month certificate (£104.00) which will save money if you need fourteen or more items over a twelve month period.

PPCs are paid for by ten monthly direct debit instalments and will enable you to obtain all your prescriptions for approx. £2 per week. Apply for a PCC by picking up a form from your GP or Pharmacy or by telephoning, writing to, or going online to:

NHS Help with Health Costs
PPC Issue Office
PO Box 854
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE99 2DE
Tel: 0300 330 1341
https://apps.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/ppcwebsales/

Some pharmacies will be able to sell you a PPC but you will not be able to take advantage of the paying by direct debit option if you buy direct from a pharmacist. Further general information about help with health care costs is available at: http://www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/Healthcosts/Pages/help-with-health-costs.aspx


Obtaining a refund on prescription charges

You need to apply for a refund on prescription charges within three months of paying the charge. Ask your GP or pharmacist or hospital doctor for NHS receipt form FP57 when you pay for your prescription especially if you are applying for free prescriptions or help with prescription costs.
If you have paid for a PPC and have now become exempt from paying for prescriptions, you may be able to get some or all of the money back for your PPC. Send a copy of your certificate along with a letter saying why you need a refund to:

NHS Business Services Authority
Help with Health Costs
PO Box 854
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE99 2DE


Local pharmacies in Bournemouth

Boscombe

Boots the Chemist

626 – 628 Christchurch Road
Boscombe
Bournemouth
BH1 4BP
Tel: 01202 393447

Sunday: 10:00-16:00; Monday-Friday: 09:00-17:30; Saturday: 09:00-17:30


Lloyds Pharmacy

509 Christchurch Road
Boscombe
Bournemouth
BH1 4AG
Tel: 01202 394702
www.lloydspharmacy.com

Opening times: 8.30am – 6pm Monday to Friday. 9am – 1pm Saturday. Closed Sunday.


Rowlands Pharmacy

16a – 16b Sea Road
Boscombe
Bournemouth
BH5 1DD
Tel: 01202 394824

Opening hours: 9am – 5.30pm Monday to Friday. 9am – 1pm Saturday. Closed Sundays.


Superdrug Pharmacy

609 – 611 Christchurch Road
Boscombe
Bournemouth
BH1 4AN
Tel: 01202 304581

Opening hours: 8.30am – 5.30pm Monday to Saturday and Sunday 10am-4pm.


Castle Lane

Boots the Chemist

Castlepoint
Castle Lane West
Bournemouth
BH8 9UY
Tel: 01202 548139 Ext 3

Opening hours: Monday- Friday: 9am - 8pm; Saturday: 9am – 7pm, Sunday: 10:30am – 4.30pm


Castle Lane Pharmacy

482 Castle Lane West
Bournemouth
BH8 9UD
Tel: 01202 772110

Opening hours: Monday – Saturday 7am – 10pm, Sunday 9am – 7pm


Sainsbury’s Pharmacy

Castle point
Castle Lane
Bournemouth
BH8 9UW
Tel: 01202 531313
Opening hours: 8am – 8pm Monday to Friday, 8am – 6pm Saturday and 10am – 4pm Sunday.


Central Bournemouth

ASDA Pharmacy

St Paul’s Road
Bournemouth
BH8 8DL
Tel: 01202 298900

Opening times: 8am – 10pm Monday – Friday, 8am – 8pm Saturday and 11am – 5pm Sundays and Bank Holidays. Pharmacy closes for meal breaks.


Boots the Chemist

18-20 Commercial Road
Bournemouth
BH2 5NL
Tel: 01202 551713

Opening times: 9am – 6pm Monday to Saturday and 10.30am – 4.30pm Sunday.


Boots the Chemist

72 Old Christchurch Road
Bournemouth
BH1 1LL
Tel: 01202 552053

Opening times: 9am – 2pm and 3pm – 5.30pm Monday to Saturday. Closed Sundays.


Lloyds Pharmacy

5 Holdenhurst Road
Lansdowne
Bournemouth
BH8 8EU
Tel: 01202 554923
www.lloydspharmacy.com

Opening hours: 9am – 6pm Monday to Friday. 9am – 1pm Saturday. Closed Sunday.


Vantage Pharmacy

95 Poole Road
Bournemouth
BH4 9BB
Tel: 01202 761177

Opening hours: 9am – 5.30pm Monday to Friday and 9am – 5pm Saturday. Closed Sunday.


Charminster

Bugden & Parr Pharmacy

128 – 130 Charminster Road
Charminster
Bournemouth
BH8 8UU
Tel: 01202 528643

Opening hours: 9am – 6pm Monday to Friday. 9am – 1pm and 2pm – 5pm Saturday. Closed Sundays.


Rowlands Pharmacy

359 Charminster Road
Charminster
Bournemouth
BH8 9QR
Tel: 01202 528766

Opening hours: 8.30am – 1pm and 2pm – 6pm Monday to Friday. 8.30am – 1pm Saturdays. Closed Sundays.


Wrights Pharmacy

88 Charminster Avenue
Charminster
Bournemouth
BH9 1SE
Tel: 01202 510068

Opening hours: 9am – 5.30pm Monday to Friday. 9am – 5pm Saturday. Closed Sunday.


Ensbury Park


Columbia Chemist

21 -23 Columbia Road
Ensbury Park
Bournemouth BH10 4DZ
Tel: 01202 529529

Opening times: 9am – 7pm Monday to Friday and 9am – 6pm Saturday. Closed Sundays and Bank Holidays.


Rowlands Pharmacy

8 New Parade
Hillview Road
Ensbury Park
Bournemouth
BH10 5BG
Tel: 01202 513611

Opening hours: 8.30am – 1pm and 2 - 6pm Monday to Friday and 8.30am – 5.30pm Saturday. Closed Sunday.


Kinson

Bearwood Pharmacy

Co-op Supermarket
King John Avenue
Bearwood
Bournemouth
BH11 9TW
Tel: 01202 594100

Opening times: 8.30am – 6.30pm Monday to Friday. Saturday 9am – 12 noon. Closed Sunday.


Day Lewis Chemist

46 – 50 Anchor Road
Bearcross
Bournemouth
BH11 9HS
Tel: 01202 573612
Fax: 01202 573612

Opening times: 9am – 1pm and 2pm - 6.30pm Monday – Friday. Closed Saturday and Sunday. Prescriptions can be collected from Dr Hutchings Surgery, Bearwood Medical Centre, Kinson Road Surgery, and Northbourne Surgery.


Lloyds Pharmacy

1555 Wimborne Road
Kinson
Bournemouth BH10 7AZ
Tel: 01202 574386 Fax: 01202 582359
www.lloydspharmacy.com

Opening times: 9am – 5.30pm Monday to Saturday. Closed Sunday.


Lloyds Pharmacy

446 Kinson Road
Kinson
Bournemouth
BH10 5EY
Tel: 01202 573363
www.lloydspharmacy.com

Opening hours: 8.45am – 1pm and 2.15pm – 7pm Monday to Friday. 8.45am – 12 noon on Saturday. Closed Sunday.


Queens Park

Queens Park Pharmacy

386 Holdenhurst Road
Queens Park
Bournemouth
BH8 8BL
Tel: 01202 395023

Opening times: 9am – 5.30pm Monday to Friday. Saturday 9am – 1pm. Closed Sunday.


Southbourne

Boots the Chemist

21 Beaufort Road
Southbourne
BH6 5AJ
Tel: 01202 433774
Fax: 01202 426374

Opening times: 8am – 6pm Monday to Friday. Closed Saturday and Sunday.


Boots the Chemist

20 – 22 Southbourne Grove
Southbourne
Bournemouth
BH6 3QZ
Tel: 01202 424371

Opening times: 9am – 1pm and 2pm – 5.30pm Monday to Friday. Saturday 9am – 1pm and 2pm – 3.30pm. Closed Sundays.


C&M Boscombe Ltd

1215 Christchurch Road
Southbourne
Bournemouth
BH7 6BW
Tel: 01202 433698

Opening times: 9am – 1pm and 2pm – 5.30pm Monday to Friday. 9am – 1pm Saturday. Closed Sunday.


C&M Boscombe Ltd

29a Belle Vue Road
Southbourne
BH6 3DB
Tel: 01202 429144

Opening times: 8.45am – 1pm and 2pm – 5.45pm Monday to Friday. Closed Saturday and Sunday.


Healthpoint Pharmacy

171 Tuckton Road
Southbourne
Bournemouth
BH6 3LA
Tel: 01202 429819

Opening times: 9am – 1pm and 2pm – 5.30pm Monday to Friday. 9am – 1pm Saturday. Closed Sunday.


Lloyds Pharmacy

12 Southbourne Grove
Southbourne
Bournemouth
BH6 3QZ
Tel: 01202 428181
Fax: 01202 433430
www.lloydspharmacy.com

Opening times: 8.30am – 6pm Monday to Saturday. Closed Sunday.


Tuckton Pharmacy

160 Tuckton Road
Southbourne
Bournemouth
BH6 3JX
Tel: 01202 429047

Opening hours: 9am – 5.30pm Monday to Friday. 9am – 1pm Saturday. Closed Sunday.


Springbourne


Queens Park Pharmacy

386 Holdenhurst Road
Bournemouth
BH8 8BL
Tel: 01202 395023

Opening hours: 9am – 5.30pm Monday to Friday. 9am – 1pm Saturday. Closed Sunday.


Wallisdown

Day Lewis Chemist

Gillet Road
Talbot Village
Bournemouth
BH12 5BF
Tel: 01202 527600

Opening hours: 8.30am – 6.30pm Monday to Friday. Closed Saturday and Sunday.


Lloyds Pharmacy

38 Kinson Road
Wallisdown
Bournemouth
BH10 4AL
Tel: 01202 512745

Opening hours: 8.45am – 1pm and 2.15pm – 7pm Monday to Friday. 8.45am – 12 noon Saturday. Closed Sunday.


West Howe


West Howe Pharmacy

24 – 26 Cunningham Crescent
West Howe
Bournemouth
BH11 8DU
Tel: 01202 573751

Opening hours: 9am – 1pm and 2pm – 5pm Monday to Friday. 9am – 1pm Saturday. Closed Sunday.


Westbourne

Arrowedge Ltd

62 Poole Road
Westbourne
Bournemouth
BH4 9DZ
Tel: 01202 763539

Opening hours: 9am – 6pm Monday to Friday and 9am – 2pm Saturday. Closed Sunday. Prescriptions can be collected from the following surgeries: Poole Road Medical Centre, Westbourne Medical Centre. Alternatively, send in your prescription and Arrowedge will deliver to your door. Pre-paid envelopes can be obtained from this branch.


Boots the Chemist

72 Poole Road
Westbourne
Bournemouth
BH4 9DZ
Tel: 01202 761297

Opening times: 9am – 1pm and 2pm – 5.30pm Monday to Saturday. Closed Sunday.


Lloyds Pharmacy

Poole Road Medical Centre
7 Poole Road
Bournemouth
BH2 5QR
Tel: 01202 765155
www.lloydspharmacy.com

Opening times: 9am – 1pm and 2pm – 6.30pm Monday – Friday. Closed Saturday and Sunday.


Winton

Alliance Pharmacy

960 Wimborne Road
Winton
Bournemouth
BH9 2DG
Tel: 01202 528656

Opening times: 9am - 6pm Monday to Friday. 9am – 1pm on Saturday. Closed Sunday.


Boots the Chemist

358 – 562 Wimborne Road
Winton
Bournemouth
BH9 2HE
Tel: 01202 518172
Fax: 01202 522534

Opening times: 9am – 1pm and 2pm - 5.30pm Monday to Saturday. Closed Sundays.


Rowlands Pharmacy

3 Tolpuddle Gardens
Winton
Bournemouth
BH9 3RE
Tel: 01202 527232

Opening hours: 8.30am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm – 6.30pm Monday to Friday. 8.30am – 12 noon Saturday. Closed Sundays.


Superdrug Pharmacy

377 Wimborne Road
Winton
Bournemouth
BH9 2AQ
Tel: 01202 514861

Opening hours: 8.30am – 5.30pm Monday to Saturday. Closed Sunday.


Winton Pharmacy

309 Wimborne Road
Winton
Bournemouth
BH9 2AB
Tel: 01202 517097

Opening times: 9am – 6pm Monday to Friday. 9am – 1pm Saturday. Closed Sunday. A free repeat prescription service is available to those living locally. A home delivery service can be arranged for local people who are housebound. Other services include oxygen, surgical hosiery, foot care, blood pressure testing, and disability daily living products.

 

Local pharmacies in Christchurch

Christchurch, Highcliffe & Burton

Burton Pharmacy

Burton Green Medical Centre
123 Salisbury Road
Burton Green
Christchurch
BH23 7JN
Tel: 01202 477771

Opening hours: 9am – 1pm and 2pm – 6.30pm. Closed Saturday and Sunday.

 

Boots Pharmacy

2A Twynham Avenue
Christchurch
BH23 1QU
Tel: 01202 486276

Opening times: 8.45am - 1pm and 2pm – 6.15pm Monday to Friday. 9am – 1pm Saturday. Closed Sunday.


Boots the Chemist

23 Saxon Square
Christchurch
BH23 2QB
Tel: 01202 483034

Opening times: 9am – 1.30pm and 2.30pm – 5.30pm Monday to Saturday. Closed Sunday.


Lloyds Pharmacy

282 Lymington Road
Highcliffe
BH23 5ET
Tel: 01425 274291
Fax: 01425 270508
www.lloydspharmacy.com

Opening times: 8.45am – 5.30pm Monday to Friday. 9am – 4pm Saturday. Sunday closed.


Lloyds Pharmacy

Highcliffe Medical Centre
Heila House
248 Lymington Road
Highcliffe 
Tel: 01425 272778 
www.lloydspharmacy.com

Opening times: 9am – 1pm and 2pm – 6.30pm Monday to Friday. Closed Saturday and Sunday.


Mudeford Pharmacy

94 Mudeford
Christchurch
BH23 4AS
Tel: 01425 272798

Opening hours: 9am – 1pm and 2pm – 5.30pm Monday to Friday. 9am – 1pm Saturday. Sunday closed.


Rowlands Pharmacy

132 Purewell
Christchurch
BH23 1EU
Tel: 01202 484189
www.rowlandspharmacy.co.uk

Opening hours: 9am – 1pm and 2pm – 6pm Monday to Friday. Closed Saturday and Sunday.


Sainsbury’s Pharmacy

1 Lyndhurst Road
Highcliffe
BH23 4RY
Tel: 01425 277885

Opening hours: 7am – 11pm Monday to Friday. 7am – 10pm Saturday. 10am – 4pm Sunday.


The Grove Pharmacy

48 The Grove
Christchurch
BH23 2HB
Telephone: 01202 484310

Opening hours: 9am – 6pm Monday to Friday. 9am – 1pm Saturday. Closed Sunday.
Will collect prescriptions from the local surgery. Will deliver free to people in the local area.


Wessex Pharmacy

186 Somerford Road
Christchurch
BH23 3QG
Tel: 01202 482197
Opening hours: 9am – 1.15pm and 2.15pm – 5.30pm Monday to Friday. Saturday 9am – 1.15pm. Closed Sunday.

 

 

 

 

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