Ask your pharmacist

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With a range of services available, your local pharmacy gives instant access to a health specialist on your high street. Do you know how your local pharmacy can help you?

Your local pharmacy can offer advice and treatment for a wide range of minor illness and injuries such as sore throats, coughs, colds, skin rashes, minor cuts and bruises and tummy troubles. 

Pharmacists are a great first point of call and they can let you know if you need to book an appointment with your GP. 

Most pharmacies now have private consultation rooms and many in the city are open into the evening and on weekends – we have four open for 100 hours per week (two in the city centre, one in Millbrook and one in Bitterne).

Many pharmacies also provide services such as:

  • emergency contraception
  • advice on how to manage long term conditions
  • healthy eating and weight management
  • stopping smoking support

Eight pharmacies in Southampton are also Healthy Living Pharmacies, meaning they have a pharmacist who specialises in providing support to keep people healthy. 

Our list of pharmacies in Southampton has Southampton pharmacy opening times and more information about the services each pharmacy can provide. You can also find your nearest pharmacy and check their opening hours, by visiting the NHS website and searching by postcode.

More information about the support pharmacists can provide is available on the NHS website at