Urinary Tract Infection Service
Don't wait days to treat a UTI.
UTIs are common in women and while they can be very uncomfortable, they are usually easy to treat, especially when diagnosed on time.
We're offering the NHS UTI Service in our pharmacies.
Most cases of UTIs require treatment which we will be able to offer without needing to see a GP.
Our pharmacists are fully qualified to advise on your treatment options based on your symptoms - which may include prescription medications.
UTI symptoms include:
- Pain or stinging sensation when passing urine
- Needing to pass urine suddenly
- Cloudy urine
- Passing small volumes of urine more frequently
- Having to get up in the middle of the night to pass urine
- Discomfort in your lower tummy
One of our pharmacists will ask you a few questions about your symptoms and if you're eligible*. If treatment is clinically appropriate, then our pharmacists will arrange supply whilst you wait.
* On some occasions we may need to ask you to bring a urine sample into the pharmacy.
The pharmacist consultation is provided by NHS England and is free of charge.
If you require antibiotics you will have to pay the standard NHS prescription charge of £9.35 or get them for free if you are entitled to free NHS prescriptions.
Before you can access the service, our pharmacist will discuss the eligibility criteria with you.
The service is intended for women ages 16-64 who:
- Are not pregnant or breastfeeding
- Do not suffer from recurring UTIs
- Do not suffer from diabetes
- Do not have visible blood in their urine
- Do not have fever or flu-like symptoms
- Do not have a catheter
Most of Lincolnshire Co-op pharmacies in Lincolnshire are able to provide the service. We would recommend calling your local pharmacy to check.