Community Pharmacies

There are over 1,500 community pharmacies in Ireland, and most people visit their pharmacy several times a year, if not more. A pharmacy is often the first place you visit when you feel unwell and provides a wide range of advice and treatment services.

Your pharmacist is a healthcare professional who can assist you with your health concerns quickly. They can offer you information about treatments, explanations on medication interactions, and much more. They will also guide you to other health professionals or community services if you need them.

Use our Service Finder Map to find Pharmacies near you now.

In Ireland, there are a range of schemes in place to assist people with the cost of their medication. Pharmacists can advise you on how these schemes work and you can read more about them here, and also find out how to apply.

The role of the pharmacist has grown over the past two years with pharmacists now providing Emergency Contraception without a prescription and also providing the flu vaccine.