Pharmacy First

Your local pharmacy can provide free medication for some illnesses and minor ailments under a scheme called Pharmacy First.


Pharmacy First allows people who receive certain benefits to go straight to their pharmacist to receive treatment, for selected minor ailments, without needing to visit their GP to get a prescription. You can see the lists of eligible benefits and minor ailments below.

Eligibility

People (and their dependent children) who have:

  • HC2 Charges Certificate – Possession of a valid HC2 Charges Certificate
  • Income Support (IS) – Possession of an IS award notice
  • Income-related Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) –Possession of an ESA award notice
  • Income-based Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) – Possession of a JSA award notice
  • Universal Credit (UC) – Possession of a Universal Credit statement
  • NHS Tax Credit Exemption Certificate – Possession of a valid Tax Credit Exemption Certificate
  • Pension Credit Guarantee Credit (PCGC) – Possession of a PCGC award notice

Minor Ailments

  • Athletes Foot
  • Paediatric Common Cold
  • Dermatitis
  • Diarrhoea
  • Hay fever
  • Head lice
  • Paediatric Headache
  • Paediatric Insect bites and Stings
  • Nappy Rash
  • Oral Thrush
  • Paediatric Sore Throat
  • Teething
  • Threadworm
  • Vaginal Thrush

Pharmacies taking part in the scheme

Below you can find the details of pharmacies taking part in the scheme.

Berry (RJ) Ltd, 145 Sultan Road, North End, PO2 7AT.
Telephone: 023 9282 2022. Click for opening hours.

Bobat Pharmacy, 92 Tangier Road, PO3 6HU.
Telephone: 02392663945. Click for opening hours. 

City Pharmacy, 113 London Road, North End, PO2 0BN.
Telephone: 023 9266 3836. Click for opening hours.

Copnor Pharmacy, 336 Copnor Road, Copnor, PO3 5EL.
Telephone: 023 9266 2511. Click for opening hours.

Cosham Community Pharmacy, Cosham Park Avenue, Cosham, PO6 3BG.
Telephone: 023 9237 8341. Click for opening hours.

Goldchem Pharmacy, 147a Albert Road, Southsea, PO4 0JW.
Telephone: 023 9273 1680. Click for opening hours.

Lalys Pharmacy, 162-166 Fawcett Road, Southsea, PO4 0DW.
Telephone: 023 9278 1400. Click for opening hours.

Lalys Pharmacy, 145-147 Somers Road, Southsea, PO5 4PT.
Telephone: 023 9283 1911. Click for opening hours.

Lalys Pharmacy, 1 Guildhall Walk, PO1 2RY.
Telephone: 023 9229 7293. Click for opening hours.

Lalys Pharmacy, 3 – 5 Kingston Road, North End, PO1 5RX.
Telephone: 023 9283 1112. Click for opening hours.

Lalys Pharmacy, 6 London Road, North End, PO2 0LH.
Telephone: 023 9266 6625. Click for opening hours.

Lalys Pharmacy, 67 Milton Road, Copnor, PO3 6AN.
Telephone: 023 9281 6993. Click for opening hours.

Lalys Pharmacy, 8e Fratton Way, Fratton, PO4 8TA.
Telephone: 023 9281 5206. Click for opening hours.

Lloyds Pharmacy, 52 High Street, Cosham, PO6 3AG.
Telephone: 023 9238 3429. Click for opening hours.

Lloyds Pharmacy, 122 Highland Road, Eastney, PO4 9NQ.
Telephone: 023 9283 0926. Click for opening hours.

Lloyds Pharmacy c/o Sainsburys Supermarket, Fitzherbert Road, Farlington, PO6 1RR.
Telephone: 023 9237 7272. Click for opening hours.

Merali Pharmacy, 24 Queen Street, PO1 3HN.
Telephone: 023 928 21859. Click for opening hours.

Rowlands Pharmacy, 294 London Road, North End, PO2 9JN.
Telephone: 023 9266 0534. Click for opening hours.

Rowlands Pharmacy, 92 Kingston Crescent, North End, PO2 8AL.
Telephone: 023 9266 3017. Click for opening hours.

Rowlands Pharmacy, 129 Eastney Road, Eastney, PO4 8DZ.
Telephone: 023 9273 1814. Click for opening hours.

Rowlands Pharmacy, 24 Elm Grove, Southsea, PO5 1JG.
Telephone: 023 9282 5814. Click for opening hours.

Rowlands Pharmacy, 1 Festing Buildings, Highland Road, Southsea, PO4 9BZ.
Telephone: 023 9273 1389. Click for opening hours.

Rowlands Pharmacy, 173 Allaway Avenue, Paulsgrove, PO6 4HG.
Telephone: 023 9237 5900. Click for opening hours.

Rowlands Pharmacy, 94-98 Fratton Road, Fratton, PO1 5BZ.
Telephone: 02392 821745. Click for opening hours.

Rowlands Pharmacy, 30 Osborne Road, Southsea, PO5 3LT.
Telephone: 023 9282 3118. Click for opening hours.

Rowlands Pharmacy, 187-189 Eastney Road, Eastney, PO4 8EA.
Telephone: 023 9273 4999. Click for opening hours.