Medical services and prescriptions

It is important not to ignore or put off medical needs and to contact your GP or attend A&E when necessary. You can check the NHS advice on How to Get Medical Help at Home or call your GP who may be able to offer an over the phone service.

COVID-19 testing update:

  • Rapid lateral flow tests now available for those without symptoms. You can pick up test kits from Lloyds Chemist in West Way or order online for postal delivery. Full details here including school and workplace testing, getting tests by post and where locally to pick up tests.

** Do not use a rapid lateral flow test if you have coronavirus symptoms. Get a PCR test and self-isolate. There are a number of local test centres. Use the link to book a test time locally.

Local Medical Services

Prescription delivery service

Woodlands Pharmacy on Botley Road provide a delivery service, call 01865 242649. Or contact your street rep to ask for help if you are self-isolating and require prescription pick-ups.

Advice for pregnant women and new mothers:

A new ‘Ask the Midwife’ helpline has now been launched by OUH and Oxfordshire Maternity Voices Partnership. If you would like to speak to one of their midwives please call the Ask the Midwife helpline on 07919 213667 between 11am – 7pm, 7 days a week. This number is for non-urgent queries only. If you feel your question is urgent please call MAU on 01865 220221 – this number is available 24 hours a day/7 days a week.

Maternity Voices Partnership also runs regular Facebook live Q&A sessions with midwives on hand to answer your queries Oxfordshire Breastfeeding support also offer on line antenatal support sessions…check out their Facebook page to see whats on offer!