No appointments needed, easily accessible location and just a quick consultation, we ensure a hassle free service to all our patients. Simply walk in and ask to speak to our friendly and professional pharmacist about the morning after pill.
Our pharmacist will need to see the person that the emergency contraception is intended for, and will need to ask a few questions regarding the patients’ medical history. This is done in the privacy of our consultation room and everything discussed is in complete confidence. The sooner you come to our pharmacy to take the morning after pill, the greater the chances of avoiding pregnancy.
If the Pharmacist feels like Levonelle One Step is not suitable for you, they will not give you the morning after pill, but advise you to see your health care professional.
We are one of the few pharmacies that are able to provide the morning after pill free of charge to patients who are aged 24 and under, and who meet the NHS criteria. Alternatively, the pill can be purchased privately from our pharmacy in Camden.
About Emergency Contraception (Levonelle One Step) -
When it comes to sex, even if you’ve taken precautions, sometimes things don’t quite go to plan. Accidents happen with contraception and things go wrong all the time. You may even just be worried that your contraceptive pill hasn’t worked. If you’ve had unprotected sex or you’re worried about contraception failure, here is some of the information you need to know about Levonelle One Step -
- Levonelle One Step is an emergency contraceptive that can be used within 72 hours (3 days) of unprotected sex or if your contraceptive method has failed.
- There is one white tablet in the pack and it is most effective when taken within the first 12 hours
- The tablet contains a hormone called Levonorgestrel.
- Levonelle One Step is thought to work by stopping your ovaries from releasing an egg or by preventing sperm from fertilising any egg that may have already been released
- If you are over 16 you can get Levonelle One Step over the counter at our Pharmacy
- If you are under 16 you cannot buy Levonelle One Step at the Pharmacy, you need to visit your GP or a Walk-In centre
- Levonelle One Step works to prevent a pregnancy becoming established, it does not work if you are already pregnant
- You should only use Levonelle One Step in emergencies, not as a regular form of contraception
Please note, there are other emergency contraceptive options available through your doctor or at a Walk-In centre.
If you do have any questions or require any further information please do not hesitate to contact us.
In an emergency we can supply prescription only medicines to a patient without a prescription at the request of the patient. The patient must have had the item requested prescribed for them previously and the pharmacist must deem that there is an immediate need for the medicine and that it is impractical to obtain a prescription without undue delay. If you require this service please contact the pharmacy team on 01785 661668
Pharmacy First Scheme for Common Ailments
Wildwood Pharmacy are now able to offer the NHS Common Ailments Scheme. Treatment of common ailments is supplied for free under this scheme to those who are entitled to free prescriptions (including patients with pre-payment certificates). Patients wishing to access this service must attend the pharmacy in person. They will have a consultation with a pharmacist or suitably trained member of staff and only appropriate following this assessment will treatment be supplied.
Under the Common Ailments Scheme we are able to supply treatment for the following:
* Bites & Stings
* Common Cold or Nasal Congestion
* Cold Sores
* Dermatitis or Eczema or Dry Skin
* Ear Ache
* Fungal Skin Infections
* Hay Fever
* Headache or Migraine
* Infant Colic
* Mouth Ulcers
* Heartburn or Indigestion
* Nappy Rash
* Oral Thrush
* Sore Throat
* Sprains & Strains
* Vaginal Thrush
* Warts & Verrucae
Available from September 2018
Flu is very infectious and easily spread to other people. The flu vaccine reduces the risk of catching flu, as well as spreading it to others. It's more effective to get the vaccine before the start of the flu season in December (to March). So the ideal time to vaccinate is September to November, as the vaccine takes 10-14 days to take effect.
Influenza is a life-threatening disease and contributes to many deaths each year, particularly in the elderly and those in clinical risk groups. Even in healthy people, influenza can be extremely debilitating and commonly leads to hospital admission, especially in young infants. At best the illness may lead to time off work for the patient or for their parent or carer.
Flu symptoms come on very quickly and can include:
The protection afforded by the vaccine lasts for about one year. In the elderly, immunisation has been shown to reduce the incidence of bronchopneumonia, hospital admissions and mortality.
If you fall into one of the following high risk categories:
you’re likely to be eligible for a free flu vaccination funded by the NHS, which we can provide.
If you fall outside of the eligibility group you can still choose to get vaccinated against flu and help prevent this debilitating infection from spoiling your winter. We can provide the flu jab for you at a small cost.
For more information or to book an appointment call us on 01785 661668