Ground Floor, Alfred Health Centre
186 Homerton High Street, E9 6AG

Tel: 020 8986 3106   Fax: 020 8985 1909
Out of Hours: (CHUHSE) 0208 185 0545

Pharmacy First

Do you need health advice without an appointment? Pharmacy First is a scheme which offers Hackney residents access to health advice and treatment.

Under the scheme you can talk to your pharmacist in confidence about your concerns, without having to make an appointment.

Pharmacists are experts on medicines, how they work and what conditions they treat. They can offer advice on minor ailments and decide whether you need to see a doctor.

If you are eligible for free prescriptions, we have established the pharmacy first scheme. This enables you to get FREE treatment for minor ailments directly from the local pharmacy without a doctors prescription.

You need to register for the scheme. The form is obtained from the surgery receptionists. Hand the form into your local pharmacy and you will be registered. Next time you have a minor ailment instead of booking a GP appointment , you can visit your local chemist without an appointment and get free advice and medicine if required.

Local Pharmacies include:

  • Regal
  • Silverfields

See medicinechestonline - A useful website to provide information on medicines and remedies available over the counter at your local pharmacy.