Community Pharmacies

Community Pharmacies in Forth Valley are based in the heart of communities, both urban and rural, are easily accessible by local people with many offering extended opening hours at evenings and weekends. Pharmacists and their staff are trained to offer consistent sexual health advice and information on contraception and sexually transmitted infections.

Many Community Pharmacies in Forth Valley are signed up to offer a Pharmacy Sexual Health and Emergency Hormonal Contraception Service (EHC).

Pharmacists use a Patient Group Direction (PGD) to supply Levonelle - 1500 within 72 hours of unprotected sexual intercourse, or failure of contraceptive method, without a prescription. Free condoms, sexual health advice and pregnancy testing are also offered as part of this service, which is free for women aged 16-50 years.

For an up to date list of participating Pharmacies please contact the Primary Care Pharmacy Services Department Tel: 01786 431200 or visit the NHS Forth Valley Community Pharmacy Home Page

Posters and A5 flyers advertising the availability of the Pharmacy EHC service are available from HIRS Tel: 01786 434756 or the Primary Care Pharmacy Services Department on Tel: 01786 431200.

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