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Why Think Pharmacy?

You'd be surprised what your pharmacy (or chemist as they are often called) can offer you!

These fabulous one stop shops can save you the hassle of visiting the Doctor, waiting at A&E or trawling the internet for a cure for your cold sore.

Every pharmacy has highly trained and qualified pharmacists who are experts in medicines and symptoms.

There are loads of pharmacies all across the borough, from Stourbridge to Gornal, from Halesowen to Kingswinford. Wherever you live, work or study you’re only a short walk away from all the advice, guidance and medication you could ever need.

So the next time you’ve got an irritating little itch, a stubborn cold or you need a pack of three for that hot date, …just Think Pharmacy!

Why Pharmacies?

There are plenty of reasons why you should think about using your local pharmacy before any other health service.

  • Convenient locations all over the borough
  • No need to book an appointment – you just walk in!
  • Pharmacies are open at weekends, at bank holidays and some even open late into the evening
  • A one stop shop for health and wellbeing advice and signposting

So what do pharmacies really offer?

Every pharmacy in the Dudley borough can:

  • Offer advice, guidance and medication for common illnesses such as coughs, colds, cold sores, thrush
  • Exchange your prescription for medication as prescribed by your GP
  • Give advice on medicines
  • Take your old and unwanted medicine from you and dispose of it safely
  • Offer advice and signpost you to services to help you lose weight, stop smoking or cut down on the amount of alcohol you drink

As well as all this, most pharmacies offer even more!

Most pharmacies in the Dudley borough

  • Can review your current medication to make sure what you are taking meets your needs
  • Have private consultation rooms – so there’s no need to discuss why you’re visiting over the counter!

And there’s more!

Some pharmacies in the Dudley Borough also offer the following services:

  • The morning after pill
  • Support and treatment to stop smoking
  • Chlamydia testing kits
  • Chlamydia treatment
  • Advice and support on reducing alcohol
  • All the medication and advice you might need if you’re planning on visiting somewhere exotic
  • Addiction services including needle exchange