Pharmacy Services

We have a full range of pharmacy services available at our branches throughout Huddersfield and Holmfirth.

To find out more about each individual service please click on the links below.

  • Alcohol Intervention Service

    Pharmacy Staff will screen and provide one to one support and advice to people over 18 years of age.

    This will identify higher-risk and increasing-risk drinking habits and staff will provide brief interventions to motivate individuals to take positive action, help them modify their drinking patterns, and refer to specialist services if necessary. 

  • C-Card Scheme

    C-Card Condom Scheme

    The C-Card Scheme gives FREE condoms and confidential sexual health advice to young people under the age of 25 in Kirklees.

    You can access the service whether you’re male or female and no matter what your sexuality is – whether you’re having sex, thinking about having sex, or if you’re just curious.

    The C-Card is small enough to fit in your pocket and will give you easy access to FREE condoms and confidential sexual health advice.

  • Chlamydia Screening

    The signs and symptoms of Chlamydia are invisible, but just a simple urine test, carried out in the privacy of your own home can tell you if you may be carrying the infection.

    We can supply the test kits and results come back from the lab in a matter of days.

  • Disposal of Unwanted Medicines

    If you have any unused medicines at your home, you can take them to one of our chemists who will dispose of them safely. 

  • Emergency Contraception

    If you've recently had sex without using contraception, or you think that the contraception you did use might have failed, you may decide you want to find out more about emergency contraceptions.

    If you act quickly (within 72 hours) emergency contraception can prevent you from getting pregnant.

    Ask for access to FREE emergency contraception.

  • EPS

    This service allows your GP to send your prescriptions to us electronically.

    To sign up for this service simply complete the form here.

  • FREE Collection & Delivery Service

    Not only can we collect your prescription from the surgery for you, but our pharmacies can also offer to deliver your medication to your home.

    Ask a member of staff for more information.

  • Head Lice

    This pharmacy will provide advice and support to people registered in Kirklees on the management of head lice, including where necessary, the supply of combs to detect head lice and medicines for the treatment of head lice.

  • Healthy Start Scheme

    Healthy Start vitamins are available for pregnant and breastfeeding women and growing children.

    Please ask at participating pharmacies for access to this service.

  • Medicine Compliance Aids

    Some patients require help with taking their medicines. Compliance aids available at our pharmacies and prepared by our pharmacy staff may be able to help. 

    Pharmacy support could include compliance charts, screw top closures, medication administration record (MAR) charts, labelling medicines in large fonts and multi-compartment compliance aids. 

    Ask a member of staff for more information.

  • Medicine Use Reviews

    Also known as 'medicine check-ups' or 'medicine MOTs', this is a free NHS consultation with our pharmacist about your medicines.

    Consultations are held in our private consultation areas so your conversation will not be overheard.

    We aim to improve your understanding of your medicines and get the best results from the treatment.

  • Minor Ailments Service

    Our pharmacists are highly qualified and able to provide advice on minor ailments without you having to see the doctor.

    If need be the pharmacist is able to dispense medication on the NHS to help you get well soon.

    Speak to a member of staff for more information.

  • Needle Exchange

    Needle exchange available at Medicare Chemists, Riverside, Holmfirth

    Access to sterile needles and syringes, and sharps containers for return of used equipment.

    Citric acid and swabs are also available to promote safe injecting practice, and reduce transmission of infections by substance misusers.

  • New Medicines Service

    If you are prescribed a new medicine for the first time, for either an existing or newly-diagnosed health problem, you may be able to get extra help and advice about your medicine from our pharmacist.

    This is available through a free scheme called 'The New Medicine Service'.

  • NHS Prescriptions

    We supply medicines and appliances ordered on NHS prescriptions, and provide information and advice to enable safe and effective use by patients and carers.

  • Palliative Care Stock

    Pharmacies participating in the service hold and maintain a stock of an agreed list of palliative care medicines for dispensing in response to NHS prescriptions, which may be required by palliative care patients. 

  • Pregnancy Testing

    Please ask a member of staff for access to this service.

  • Private & Veterinary Prescriptions

    All our chemists dispense private prescriptions and prescriptions for animals.

    Ask a member of staff for a competitive price.

  • Private Consultation Area

    Our pharmacists are health professionals trained to give you the best support and advice available.

    The service is free and all our branches have private consultation rooms where you can talk with your pharmacist about your health questions in the strictest confidence.

  • Promotion of Healthy Lifestyles

    Did you know your pharmacist can provide you with advice and tips on keeping healthy, such as stopping smoking, how to eat healthily and how to get enough exercise?

    You may also be able to get leaflets and written information to help you make healthier choices.

  • Signposting

    If your pharmacist thinks you may need additional help from other healthcare professionals, social services or voluntary organisations, they can provide you with the contact details. 

  • Smoking Cessation

    Smoking cessation services involve a consultation with the pharmacist who will create a programme to improve your chances of giving up. 

    Smoking can affect your lungs, heart, veins, arteries, stomach, mouth, throat, skin, bones and your fertility. Through passive smoking you can also pass these effects on to those you care about.

    Just knowing that cigarettes are bad for your health might not be enough to make you stop, but it’s a great start. After that, it’s about getting all the support you need.

    Ask a member of staff for more information.

  • Supervised Consumption

    A supervised consumption service where indicated by prescribers.

    We can supervise the consumption of prescribed medicines at the point of dispensing in the pharmacy, ensuring that the dose has been administered to the patient. 

    This service is only available in certain circumstances where prescribers have indicated a requirement to do so.

  • Support for Self Care

    All our pharmacists are highly qualified and want to make sure that you can look after yourself and your family.

    Your pharmacy can help you to do this by giving advice on treating minor ailments like coughs and colds, or long term conditions such as asthma and diabetes.

    Ask a member of staff for more information.

We are very grateful to Medicare Chemists Ltd for their support over the years in accommodating our pharmacy students to provide valuable placement experience and useful learning. Additionally, they continue to offer a number employment opportunities for our Pharmacy graduates. The Department of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Huddersfield look forward to the continued support given by Medicare Chemists Ltd. 
Dr Mahendra G Patel, Principal Enterprise Fellow of Pharmacy, University of Huddersfield

NHS Electronic Prescription Service from Medicare Huddersfield