There’s nothing worse than feeling ill over Christmas and New Year.
But a number of pharmacies will be remaining open on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day across the Bristol area for those needing to access help.
Pharmacists provide confidential, expert advice and treatment for a range of common conditions and will be able to help patients decide whether they need to see a GP or other health service.
No appointment is needed and many have separate consulting rooms for completely confidential advice.
Many also offer free emergency contraception including the morning after pill.
What pharmacists can do
• dispense medicine on prescription
• dispense repeat prescriptions without the need to visit your GP
• give advice on treating common ailments like coughs and colds
• help you manage long-term conditions such as diabetes and asthma
• give advice on medication, including if you’re taking medicine for lots of different conditions
• give advice on staying healthy
• give sexual health and contraception advice
• provide treatments for common ailments like head lice and athlete’s foot.
Here is a list of which pharmacists across the Bristol area will be open on Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.
Christmas Day pharmacy openings
Bristol South and Central
Well Pharmacy, North Street, Bedminster: 11am -1pm
Avicenna Pharmacy, St Peter’s Rise, Bishopsworth: 3pm-5pm
Cohens, Wells Road, Knowle: 9am -11am
Stokes Croft Pharmacy, Avonmeads House, Stokes Croft: 10am -12noon.
Frome Valley Pharmacy, Frome Valley Medical Centre, Frampton Cottrell: 9am to 11am
Lloyds Pharmacy, Coniston Medical Practice, Patchway: 3pm-5pm
Tesco Pharmacy, East Walk, Yate: 11am -1pm.
Cohens, Colliers Walk Nailsea: 12-2pm
Lloyds Pharmacy, High Street, Portishead: 3pm-5pm
Boots Pharmacy, High Street, Weston-super-Mare: 2pm4pm
Locking Pharmacy, Grenville Avenue, Locking: 9am -11am.
Bristol North and North West
Eastville Pharmacy, East Trees Health Centre, Fishponds Road: 9am-11am.
Well Pharmacy, Filton Road, Horfield: 12-2pm.
Lloyds Pharmacy, Ridingleaze, Lawrence Weston: 3pm-5pm
Lloyds Pharmacy, The Willow Surgery, Hill House Road, Downend: 12-2pm.
Boots Pharmacy, Gallagher Shopping Park, Aldermoor Way, Longwell Green: 2pm-4pm
Stapleton Pharmacy, Frome Valley Road, Stapleton: 9am-12pm
New Year Day pharmacy openings
Bristol South and Central
Lloyds Pharmacy, Sainsburys, Winterstoke Road: 9am-5pm
Asda Pharmacy, East Street, Bedminster: 10am-5pm.
Superdrug, East Street, Bedminster: 3pm-4pm
Boots Pharmacy, Broadmead: 10am-6pm
Boots Pharmacy, Whiteladies Road, Clifton; 11am-4pm
Boots Pharmacy, Clifton: 10am-4pm
Boots Pharmacy, Imperial Park, Hartcliffe: 9am-6pm
Badham Pharmacy, Filwood, Broadway: 4pm-5pm
Stokes Croft Pharmacy, Avonmeads House, Stokes Croft: 10am-2pm
Asda Pharmacy, Oatlands Avenue, Whitchurch: 10am-5pm
Boots Pharmacy, Bradley Stoke Way, Bradley Stoke: 10am-4pm
Morrisons Pharmacy, Lysander Road, Cribbs Causeway: 10am-4pm
Asda Pharmacy, Highwood Lane, Patchway: 10am-1pm. 2pm-5pm.
Cohens Chemist, Eastled Road, Thornbury: 9am-10am
Yate Family Pharmacy, Kennedy Way Surgery, Yate: 2pm-4pm.
Well Pharmacy, Sunnyside Road, Clevedon: 11am-12pm
Boots Pharmacy, Somerset Square, Nailsea: 12-2pm
West Hill Pharmacy, Avon Way, Portishead: 2pm-4pm
Boots Pharmacy, High Street, Weston-super-Mare: 10.30am-4.30pm
Boots Pharmacy, Locking Castle District Centre, Weston-super-Mare: 8am-6pm
Locking Pharmacy, Grenville Avenue, Locking: 4pm-5pm
Morrisons Pharmacy, Locking Castle, Weston-super-Mare: 10am-4pm.
Bristol North and West
Boots, Eastgate Retail Park: 10am-5pm
Lloyds Pharmacy, Sainsburys, Fox Den Road, Filton: 9am-5pm
Well Pharmacy, Horfield Health Centre, Lockleaze: 9am-10am
Lloyds Pharmacy, Shirehampton Health Centre, Pembroke Road, Shirehampton: 10am-12pm
Boots Pharmacy, Emersons Way, Emersons Green: 10.30am-4.30pm
Lloyds Pharmacy, Sainsburys, Emersons Way, Emersons Green: 9am-5pm
Morrisons Pharmacy, Fishponds Road: 10am-4pm
Well Pharmacy, Lodge Causeway, Fishponds: 9am-10am
Asda Pharmacy, Craven Way, Longwell Green: 10am-5pm.
Boots Pharmacy, Gallagher Shopping Park, Longwell Green: 9am -6pm
Boots Pharmacy, Avonmeads Retail Park, St Phillips Causeway: 9am-6pm
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