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Sore Throat Test and Treat Pharmacy Service

Please note service is by appointment ONLY (Rowlands Pharmacy). 

Patients should call the Pharmacy beforehand.  If a swab is required, they will then arrange an appointment.


The service is for:

  • Patients OVER 6 years of age with no Penicillin allergy
  • Mild – moderate sore throat
  • Sudden onset of symptoms


The service excludes patients with:

  • Persistent and/or SEVERE symptoms
  • Long term symptoms – over 1 week with no improvement
  • Associated Rash (as Pharmacist cannot prescribe for cases of Scarlet Fever)