Day Lewis Pharmacy Colchester, St Johns
Our Day Lewis Pharmacy in Colchester is your community hub for all things healthcare, from prescription medicines to health checks and expert advice. We're located on St. Christopher Road in Colchester, so we're easy to find. You can pop in anytime for information and support on any health issue that's bothering you. Our Colchester pharmacy is what is known as a Healthy Living Pharmacy. This means we can provide many of our services free of charge*, with the aim of keeping our community happy and healthy. Take a look at the icons below to find out more. exclusions apply. Check with the team to see if you qualify.
Prescription medicines at your Day Lewis pharmacy in Colchester
Need a convenient place to pick up your prescriptions? Head to your local neighbourhood pharmacy. You can rely on us for a full range of prescription medicine services, including electronic repeat dispensing and emergency supplies when you're unexpectedly running low. Remember that if you have any questions or concerns about taking new medicines for the first time, we're here to help with advice and support.
Pharmacy First Service
From the 31st of January 2024, your local Day Lewis pharmacist can treat you for seven common conditions without you needing to visit your GP. Under the NHS Pharmacy First Service you can be treated for urine infection, sinusitis, ear infection, impetigo, sore throat, shingles, and infected insect bite. Our highly qualified pharmacists can provide over the counter or prescription treatment for these conditions. For more information on the eligibility criteria for these services, click here. click here
Book pharmacy services
Car Parking, Consultation room available, Disabled parking
Stop smoking service
Seasonal flu vaccination service (not at risk groups)
Blood pressure monitoring
Stop smoking voucher service
Supervised consumption of medicines
Seasonal flu vaccination service (at risk groups)
Private consultation room
Prescription delivery service
Prescription collection from local General Practices
New medicine service
Private flu vaccine
Needle and Syringe Programme
Healthy Start Vitamins
Emergency Contraception (EHC)
Delivery of medicines to patients homes for eligible patients
New medicines service
Hypertension Case finding service (blood pressure testing)
Dispensing medicines and appliances and repeat dispensing
Collection points (Kiosk)
NHS blood pressure check service
Mobile app to manage repeat prescriptions
NHS Pharmacy Contraception Service
SMS repeat prescription reminders
COVID-19 lateral flow tests (eligible NHS patients)
Wellness for all the family
At Day Lewis, we put patients first and try to prevent illness and poor health wherever we can. This is why we offer a range of essential health checks for all the family. This includes vaccinations, blood pressure tests, cardiovascular screening, sexual health advice and much more.We can also treat minor ailments right here in the pharmacy, via our Community Pharmacist Consultation Service. So if you're suffering from a cough, cold, cystitis, indigestion, eczema, hay fever, thrush or other minor issue, pop in and see us. It could save you a trip to the GP.
Frequently Asked Questions
You can track your prescription and be alerted when its ready to collect by signing up to our NHS Repeat Prescriptions ordering platform, which can be found here prescriptions.daylewis.co.uk.
Speak to your pharmacy team and they can advise you on which services you will need to book an appointment for, if any.
Masks are no longer mandatory in our pharmacies; our colleagues and patients have the choice if they would like to wear one or not. Please respect all individuals’ choices.