Pharmacy Services

Pharmacy First Service

Pharmacy First allows patients to access FREE advice and/or treatment for a number of different common conditions

Uncomplicated urine infections

  • Patients aged 16-65 years only
  • Female patients only


  • Patients aged over 2 years only
  • Only if not in multiple skin areas
  • Impetigo in previous 3 months - contact GP

Bacterial Conjunctivitis

  • Patients aged over 1 year only

Vaginal Thrush

  • Patients aged 16-60 year of age only
  • If having symptoms for the first time - contact GP

Skin conditions – such as eczema, dermatitis and reactions following insect bites -Patients aged over 2 years only

Skin Infections – such as infected insect bites, cellulitis or nail infections

  • Aged over 18 years only
  • If patient has antibiotic allergy – contact GP

Minor Ailment Service

Community Pharmacies also offer a FREE minor ailment service to certain patients who are eligible.  If your pharmacist thinks you need a medicine to treat your minor ailment then they may be able to supply it free of charge

Minor ailments that community pharmacists can treat include:

  • Nasal Congestion
  • Hayfever
  • Cold sore
  • Sore throat
  • Mouth ulcer
  • Pain
  • Athletes foot
  • Acne
  • Ear ache
  • Wart
  • Verruca
  • Emergency Contraception (free for all)

Click on the link below to download the NHS Forth Valley leaflet:

Pharmacy Leaflet.pdf