If you need a prescription filled or some health advice from a trained clinician during the May Day Bank Holiday on the 28th, there are pharmacists open in the Braintree, Chelmsford and Maldon areas.
|Area||Pharmacy||Street address||Post code||
|Braintree||Boots UK||7 George Yard||CM7 1RB||10am||4pm|
|Braintree||Tesco Stores||The Square||CM77 7WW||9am||6pm|
|Chelmsford||Boots UK||43 High Chelmer||CM1 1DD||10am||5pm|
|Chelmsford||Boots UK||Unit 29, The Meadows||CM2 6FD||10.30am||4.30pm|
|Chelmsford||Boots UK||Unit B2, Chelmer
Village Retail Park
|2 White Hart Lane||CM2 5PH||9am||7pm|
|Chelmsford||Tesco Stores||47-53 Springfield Road||CM2 6QT||9am||6pm|
|Chelmsford||Tesco Stores||Princes Road||CM2 9XW||9am||6pm|
|Chelmsford||WM Morrison||Dickens Place||CM1 4UX||10am||4pm|
|Halstead||Boots UK||69-71 High Street||CO9 2JD||10am||4pm|
|Maldon||Boots UK||54 High Street||CM9 5PN||10am||3pm|
|Maldon||Tesco Stores||Fulbridge||CM9 4LE||9am||6pm|
|Witham||Boots UK||42 Newland Street||CM8 2AR||10am||4pm|
It is always best to put in an order for any medication you take regularly a week before you run out, as repeat prescriptions can take three or four working days to process.
Paula Wilkinson, Chief Pharmacist at Mid Essex Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “It’s worth making sure that you only tick the items you require if you take more than one medicine. Using electronic repeat prescriptions is an easy way to help you do this – if you are not already registered for the service, just speak to your GP practice.”
In an emergency, pharmacies can sometimes issue a medicine you need without a prescription. Take along an old prescription or the medicine's packaging if you can to help the pharmacist.
If you can’t get to a pharmacy, there are still a number of ways you might get urgent help. For general information about options available to you when your usual pharmacy is closed, visit the NHS website at bit.ly/2Gm1LlX. You can also call NHS111 free of charge.