We offer a wide range of healthcare and pharmacy services, some you might not expect from your local pharmacy. Our pharmacists are highly trained medical professionals and can offer advice and treatment for many minor ailments & minor injuries. Call or Email to arrange an appointment
Get your FREE blood pressure checked at St Albans pharmacy
A Blood pressure test is a simple way of checking if your blood pressure is too high or low.
Having high blood pressure can put strain on your arteries and organs, which can increase your risk of developing serious problems such as heart attacks and strokes.
Low blood pressure can cause dizziness and fainting in some people.
It's recommended that all adults over 40 years of age have their blood pressure tested at least every five years.If you've already been diagnosed with high or low blood pressure, you may need to have more frequent tests to monitor your blood pressure.
The morning after pill is a type of Emergency contraception you take after having unprotected sex.
It is advised to take the morning after pill as quickly as possible after having unprotected sex to ensure greater effectiveness.
St Albans pharmacy provides emergency hormonal contraception.
Get Free NHS advice and services on smoking at St Albans pharmacy
Stopping smoking is one of the best things you can do for your health!!
Smoking is the cause of 1 in 5 of all male deaths and 1 in 10 of all female deaths.
Smoking has been linked to illnesses such as lung cancer, emphysema, heart disease and many other serious health problems There is now more support than ever before for people looking to kick the habit, both in the form of information and products designed to reduce cravings.
You will be able to discuss your smoking goals with a trained member of staff, who will be able to offer advice on how best to achieve them. We have private consultation rooms available if you wish to talk in confidence
Get your NHS Flu Vaccination (Free) and private vaccination at St Albans pharmacy
Flu is a highly infectious and very common viral illness. The effects of flu can be devastating
The best time to have a flu vaccine is in the autumn, from the beginning of October to early November, but don’t worry if you’ve missed it, you can have the vaccine later in winter if there are stocks left.
You are eligible to receive a free NHS Flu Vaccination if you:
Review your medicine annually with St Albans Pharmacy
In your review our pharmacist will look at all your medicine to ensure you are taking the right dosage at the right time and ensure you are getting the most from your medicine.
Talking to the pharmacist will enable you to ask questions about your medicine e.g:
At St Albans pharmacy we can offer you FREE travel advice
When you travel abroad you may be exposed to diseases you haven't come across before.
Travel vaccinations can help prevent some of the more serious illnesses you might encounter.
You should get advice at least eight weeks before you're due to travel, as some jabs need to be given well in advance.
Chlamydia is a sexually transmitted disease, that people are often unaware of, as it is virtually symptomless.
The pharmacy are able to hand out screening kits to eligible patients. We strongly advise patients to complete the test (urine sample) and send off to the Screening Lab, who will contact them with the result.
What is it?
The New Medicine Service (NMS) aims to provide early support to patients in England who are newly prescribed a medicine for a long-term condition. It offers follow-ups to help make sure more patients take their medicine correctly.
Initially the NMS involves a patient having a consultation with the pharmacist, in a private room about the new medicine they have been prescribed. The pharmacist will talk to them about the medication including how to take it, and the importance of taking the medication.
This is followed by a face-to-face chat or telephone conversation 14 days later and a follow-up about a month after beginning the new medicine. The pharmacist will help identify any problems the patient is experiencing with the medication and their need for further information and support.
Who is it designed to help?
The NMS will primarily focus on patients with asthma, COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), type 2 diabetes, hypertension or who are receiving antiplatelet/anticoagulant therapy.