However we will close from 12noon until 2pm each day to allow the team to restock the pharmacy and prepare some prescriptions in advance to improve our customer service.
Thank you for your patience and support during this challenging time.
We dispense NHS prescriptions and will give advice on how to get the most benefit from your medicines.
We keep a comprehensive stock of medicines and use a fast and an efficient wholesaler service to enable us to get the medicines you need.
The emergency contraception pill (sometimes known as the “morning after pill”) is available from Pontllanfraith Pharmacy without a prescription and if you qualify, free of charge.
If you have had unprotected sex, and are worried about getting pregnant, taking emergency hormonal contraception within 3-5 days can help prevent pregnancy.
The emergency contraceptive pill can be used if you have had sex without using contraception, or if you have had sex but there was a mistake with your usual contraception (for example, a split condom or if you forgot to take your usual contraceptive pills).
The pill should be taken as soon as possible after unprotected sex - the earlier it is taken, the more effective it is.
If you think you need emergency hormonal contraceptive advice come and have a confidential and anonymous consultation with our Pharmacist.
If following your consultation our Pharmacist does not believe that the morning after pill is suitable for you, they will be able to direct you to either a doctor or clinic that can help you further.
Although it is effective and there are no serious side effects of using Emergency Contraception, this form of contraception should only be used in an emergency and not on a regular basis as a first choice method of contraception.
If you need one of your regular medicines in an emergency when you are unable to contact your doctor, we may be able to help you.
Please note that we will only be able to do this in cases of genuine emergencies.
The pharmacist and our trained assistants are available for advice on all medicines and minor ailments, in private if required.
We can also give you advice on how to live a healthy life, for example, advice on how to stop smoking, or healthy diets.
We can direct you to other sources of advice and assistance if we cannot help you ourselves.
Our pharmacist can advise on medical requirements for travellers, including anti-malarial treatments.
We keep a wide range of over the counter medicines, vitamins and mineral supplements.
Do you know why you are taking all your prescribed medicines?
Do you know how you can reduce side effects from your medicines?
Do you know how to get the most benefit from your prescribed medicines?
Do you sometimes forget to take your medicines?
Just want some friendly professional advice?
You can make an appointment with our pharmacist to discuss how you are getting on with your regular medicines. Whilst not being a full clinical review such as you would have with your doctor it will allow you to learn more about your medicines and ask any questions you may have, and if you are having difficulties taking your medicines our pharmacist may be able to assist.
Our computer allows us to keep records of all your prescriptions dispensed by us. This helps us check for possible problems such as reactions between medicines and will help us deal with any queries you may have.
We comply with the Data Protection Act and the NHS code of practice on confidentiality. If you want to discuss the records we keep, please ask to speak to the pharmacist.
We provide a free prescription delivery service throughout the local area for those having difficulty visiting the Pharmacy which is particularly useful for housebound or disabled customers (restrictions on use apply).
Please contact us to find out more about this service.
We have a consultation area available if you’d like to discuss something in private.
We can dispense NHS repeat dispensing prescriptions issued by your doctor. Ask us for more information about this service.
We provide a free prescriptioncollection service from the following surgeries to save you having to call into the surgery to collect it:
Sunnybank Surgery, The Bryn, Cefn Forest, NP12 3NA
Dr Ali, Pengam Health Centre, Fleur De Lis, NP12 3WA
Dr Mahto, Pengam Health Centre, Fleur De Lis, NP12 3WA
Markham Surgery NP12 OQN
Avicenna Health Centre, NP12 2YU
Pontllanfraith Health Centre, NP12 2YU
You will need to order your prescription from the surgery as usual with your repeat list or by using the internet.
The prescription will be ready for us to collect 48 hours later.
When you sign up to our prescription collection service, the surgery will be aware that we have been authorised to collect the prescription for you.