Medication, Dispensing and Counselling (Pharmacy Services)

Pharmacy services include the dispensing of medication as well as patient counselling.

National Healthcare Group (NHG) Polyclinics’ pharmacy services include the provision of medication dispensing and medicine-related counselling services to polyclinic patients and the public.

NHG Pharmacies carry a wide range of prescription medication for the treatment of acute and long-term medical conditions. They also accept external prescriptions from other public institutions as well as private prescriptions.

The pharmacies also stock and dispense a variety of “Pharmacy-only Medicines” (medicines that can be obtained through the pharmacists without a prescription from doctors) for the treatment of minor ailments such as coughs and colds.

Patient Counselling Services

NHG pharmacists are registered health professionals who have been extensively trained in the art and science of medicines, and possess a degree in Pharmacy. Other than helping you understand your doctor's prescription, the pharmacists can:
Help you understand what your medicines are for
Explain how your medicines work on your body
Help you understand how to use your medicines safely, correctly, and effectively
Advise you on how to deal with missed doses
Help you understand and manage side effects from the medicines
Help you understand the potential interaction of your medicines with other medicines or food
Help you understand and manage your medical conditions better
Provide advice on lifestyle management and general healthcare needs such as self-medication for minor ailments like coughs and colds, travel medicines and vaccination, selection of health supplements, suitable homecare, and first-aid needs

Visit NHG pharmacies or call 6355 3000 to speak to a pharmacist. You can also pose your question(s) on Ask Our Pharmacist.
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