Chemists & Prescriptions
Out of Hours chemists
Chemists in Wolverhampton operate outside of standard hours on a rotational basis. To find out where there is an early or late opening chemist near you, you can check on the internet:
Chemists inside supermarkets tend to open for longer hours.
Asda Supermarket, Molineux Way,Waterloo Road,Wolverhampton,
Monday – Friday 9am – 10pm,
Saturday 9am – 8pm and Sunday 10am-4pm.
Bus number 62 stops adjacent to the football ground.
Waitrose Pharmacy, Penn Road, Wolverhampton, WV2 4NJ
Telephone: 01902 713974
Monday – Wednesday 8.30am-9pm,
Thursday 8:30am – 10pm,
Friday 8am – 10pm,
Saturday 8am – 9pm and Sunday 10.30am – 4.30pm.
Bus number 26.
Co-op pharmacies will collect your repeat prescription for you, fill it and return it to your home, if you are unable to do so yourself by reason of disability or injury.
Co-op pharmacies can be found at;
High Street Bilston 01902 495225
Showell Circus, Wolverhampton 01902 732029
Bargate drive Wolverhampton 01902 420600
Bushbury Lane Wolverhampton 01902 789334
Pendeford Health Centre, Wolverhampton 01902 781844
Dudley Road, Wolverhampton 01902 459979
Jeffcock Road, Wolverhampton 01902 341300
Raynor Road, Wolverhampton 01902 731134
Stafford Road, Wolverhampton 01902 782135
Prescription charges and exemptions
If you have certain impairments you may be able to get an exemption certificate from the health service, by claiming on form FP92A, which you can get from your doctor.
People who may get exemptions include:
- People with epilepsy receiving anti-epilepsy medication
- People with a permanent fistula (e.g. colostomy) that requires a continuous dressing or appliance
- Treatment for cancer; note this includes treatment for the effects of cancer, or treatment for the effects of a current or previous cancer treatment.
- Forms of hypoadrenalism such as Addison’s disease.
- Diabetes insipidus and other forms of hypopituitarism.
- Diabetes mellitus except where treatment is by diet alone.
- Myxoedema (underactive thyroid) or other conditions where thyroid hormone replacement is necessary.
- Myasthenia gravis.
- A continuing physical disability which means you cannot go out without help from another person.
If you are pregnant or have had a child in the past year
You need to apply for a Maternity Exemption Card, using form FW8. The form is available from doctors, nurses, midwives and health visitors. You are required to complete the form and your doctor, nurse, midwife or health visitor will sign the form to confirm the information given by you is correct.
The card will last until 12 months after the expected date of the birth (you can apply for an extension if the baby is born late). If you have a Maternity Exemption Card all your prescriptions are free, whatever the medication is for.
If you are on a low income
Some people on a low income may qualify for help with prescription charges. Your entitlement to help is based on your circumstances, such as your level of income, savings, etc. You will have to fill in an HC1 form ‘Claim for Help with Health Costs’ giving various details of your circumstances and then send it off in the prepaid envelope provided.
You should be able to get the claim form from:
- Your JobCentre Plus office.
- An NHS hospital.
- By phoning the NHS Formsline on 0845 610 1112, textphone: 08700 102 870.
- Your dentist or optometrist (optician), who may stock them.
If you do not qualify for an exemption certificate, you may be able to buy a pre-payment certificate, which may mean cheaper prescriptions.
These cost £29.10 for 3 months, or £104.00 for a year. If you have more than 4 items in 3 months, or 15 items in a year, you will save money by getting a prepayment certificate.
You apply on form FP95, which you can get from the chemist.