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Emergency Contraception

If you have had sex without contraception or your contraception has failed (i.e. split condom or missed contraception) emergency contraception can help prevent a pregnancy.
There are two types of emergency contraception and these are available at our clinics. Some GP practices can also provide both methods and many local phamracies can provide Emergency Hormonal Contraception free to under 25's 

Copper intrauterine device (IUD)


You can choose to have an IUD (coil) fitted, the IUD is a small device that is fitted in your uterus by a specially trained doctor or nurse. It is over 99% effective at preventing pregnancy but it needs to be fitted within five days (120 hours) of unprotected sex or up to five days after the earliest time you could have released an egg (ovulated).
You can have an IUD fitted for emergency contraception at our service; your GP surgery may also be able to fit an IUD.


Emergency Contraception Pill


The sooner you take emergency contraception the better it will work.
There are two kinds of the emergency contraceptive pill; these are sometimes called the ‘morning after pill’.
Levonogestrel (Levonelle) can be taken up to 72 hours (3 days) after unprotected sex. Ulipristal Acetate (ellaOne) can be taken up to 120 hours (5 days) after unprotected sex. Both pills work by preventing or delaying ovulation. Many of the Somerset Pharmacies offer both free to women under 18 years of age

It is important to note that neither pill may be effective if:
• If you have already ovulated before taking the pill
• Some medications can change the effectiveness of the pill such as ones that interfere with the way the liver processes drugs such as some HIV drugs, some epilepsy medication, as well as the over-the-counter herbal remedy St. John's wort,
• If you weigh more than 70kgs or have a body mass index greater than 26 you should be given double the dose of Levongestrel

If you need emergency contraception please phone or walk in to one of our clinics, if you are not able to get to one our clinics you can also obtain emergency contraception from;
• Your GP
• Other health professionals including pharmacists, minor injury units and A&E 

Bridgwater

Bridgwater Community Hospital (MIU)

Bower Lane, Bridgwater TA6 4GU

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01278 436555

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Burnham on Sea War Memorial Hospital (MIU)

Love Lane, Burnham on Sea TA8 1ED

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01278 773118

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Asda In Store Pharmacy

East Quay, Bridgwater, TA6 5AZ Tel. and check the pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

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01278 720400

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Boots The Chemist

34-38 Fore Street, Bridgwater, TA6 3NG Tel. and check the pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

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01278 422011

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Boots The Chemist

Bulford, Wellington, TA21 8BD Tel and check that the pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

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01823 665366

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Cranleigh Gardens Pharmacy

Cranleigh Gardens, Bridgwater, TA6 5JS Tel and check that the pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

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01278 427645

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Lloyds Pharmacy

Victoria Road, Bridgwater, TA6 7AS Tel and check that the pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

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01278 429813

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Superdrug Pharmacy

19 Fore Street, Bridgwater, TA6 3NH Tel and check that the pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

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01278 453569

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SWISH Bridgwater

Bower Lane Bridgwater TA6 4GU

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0300 3230036

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SWISH Chard

Crewkerne Road Chard TA20 1NF

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0300 3230036

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Stockmoor Pharmacy (John Ware)

Unit R3, Local Centre, Nokoto Drive, Bridgwater , Somerset, TA6 6WU

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01278 429255

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Day Lewis Pharmacy

Burnham Medical Centre, Burnham on Sea, TA8 1EU Telephone and check that that pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

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Contact

01935 829578

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Day Lewis Pharmacy

Berrow Medical Centre, Brent Road, Berrow, TA8 2JU Telephone and check that that pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

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Contact

01278 773912

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Jhoots

Victoria Park Drive, Bridgwater TA6 7AS Telephone and check that that pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

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01278 429813

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Jhoots

Stockmoor Park Estate, Bridgwater Road, Bridgwater, TA6 6LD Telephone and check that that pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

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Contact

01278 429813

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Lloyds Pharmacy

22 Market Street, Highbridge TA9 3BT

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Contact

01278 783757

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Lloyds Pharmacy

Westonzoyland Road, Bridgwater, TA6 5BF Telephone and check that that pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

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01278 445333

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Lloyds Pharmacy

105 Fore Street, North Petherton, TA6 6RY Telephone and check that that pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

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01278 662288

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Lloyds Pharmacy

14-16 Taunton Road, Bridgwater, TA6 3LS Telephone and check that that pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

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01278 444756

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Lloyds Pharmacy

Pepperall road, Highbridge, TA9 3YA Telephone and check that that pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

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01278 795001

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Lloyds Pharmacy

Fore Street, Wellington TA21 8AG Telephone and check that that pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

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Contact

01823 662446

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Lloyds Pharmacy

The Clink, Bridgwater, TA6 4AB Telephone and check that that pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

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Contact

01278 427469

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Rowlands Pharmacy

East Quay, Bridgwater, TA6 4JP Telephone and check that that pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

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Contact

01278 423015

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Wedmore Pharmacy

1 Church Street, Wedmore, BS28 4AB Telephone and check that that pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

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Contact

01934 712266

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Well Pharmacy

Pitts Close, Taunton, TA1 4TN Telephone and check that that pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

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Contact

01823 256056

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Burnham on Sea, Axbridge, Cheddar

Boots The Chemist

15-17 High Street, Burnham-on-Sea, TA8 1NX Tel. and check the pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

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Contact

01278 782029

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Tout's Pharmacy

Roynon Way, Cheddar, BS27 3RB Tel. and check the pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

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Contact

01934 743991

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Axbridge Pharmacy

The Square, Axbridge, BS26 2AR Tel. and check the pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

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Contact

01934 733230

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Burnham on Sea War Memorial Hospital

Love Lane, Burnham on Sea TA8 1ED

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Contact

01278 773103

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Chard, Crewkerne, Langport

Boots The Chemist

5 Fore Street, Chard, TA20 1PH Tel. and check the pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

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Contact

01460 63114

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Boots The Chemist

8-10 Market Street, Crewkerne, TA18 7LA Tel. and check the pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

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01460 72310.

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Boots the Chemist

6 East Street, Ilminster, TA19 0AJ Tel. and check the pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

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Contact

01460 52648

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Boots The Chemist

Cheapside, Langport, TA10 9PH Tel and check that the pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty.

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01458 250552

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Well Pharmacy

Middle Path, Crewkerne, TA18 8BG Tel and check that the pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

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Contact

01460 72042

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John Ware Ltd

Bernard Way, South Petherton, TA13 5EF Telephone and check that that pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

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Contact

01460 242269

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Lloyds Pharmacy

59 Fore Street, Chard TA20 1QA Telephone and check that that pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

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Contact

0146063051

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Lloyds Pharmacy

Stringfellows Gallery, Unit 1, Pig Lane, Chard, TA20 2AJ Telephone and check that that pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

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01460 63089

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John Ware Ltd Merriott Pharmacy

2 Broadway, Merriott TA16 5NQ Telephone and check that that pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

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Contact

01460 72222

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Frome, Shepton Mallet

Shepton Mallet Community Hospital (MIU)

Old Wells Road, Shepton Mallet BA4 4PG

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Contact

01749 342931

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Sainsburys Pharmacy

Marston Road, Frome, BA11 4DH Tel. and check the pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

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Contact

01373 453 554

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Boots The Chemist

Townsend Shopping Centre, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5TZ Tel. and check the pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

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Contact

01749 346953

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Lloyds Pharmacy

96 Forest Road, Frome, BA11 2TU Tel. and check the pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

Opening Times

Contact

01373 451346

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St Aldhelm's Pharmacy

Enos Way, Frome, BA11 2FH Tel. and check the pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

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Contact

01373 455436

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Acorn Pharmacy

95 Locks Hill, Frome, BA11 1NG Tel. and check the pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

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Contact

01373 473693

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Boots the Chemist

Park Medical Practice, Cannards Grave Road, Shepton Mallet, BA4 5RT Tel. and check the pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

Opening Times

Contact

01749 346 982

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Asda In Store Pharmacy

Warminster Road, Frome, BA11 5LA Tel and check the pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty.

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Contact

01373 475200

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Boots The Chemist

11 Market Place, Frome, BA11 1AB Tel and check that the pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty.

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Contact

01373 462402

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SWISH Frome

Frome Community Hospital Enos Way Frome BA11 2FH

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Contact

0300 3230036

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Lloyds Pharmacy

Wessex Fields, Marston Road, Frome, BA11Telephone and check that that pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty 4DH

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Contact

01373 461781

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Glastonbury, Street, Wells

West Mendip Community Hospital (MIU)

Old Wells Road, Glastonbury BA6 8JD

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01458 836450

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Emergency Department Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust

Combe Park, Bath BA1 3NG

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Contact

01225 824391

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Knights Pharmacy

Feversham, Lane, Glastonbury, BA6 9LP Tel. and check the pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

Opening Times

Contact

01458 834986

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Boots The Chemist

Priory Health Park, Wells, BA5 1XJ Tel. and check the pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

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Contact

01749 675508

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Boots the Chemist

BA16 0ET Tel. and check Pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

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Contact

01458 441522

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Boots the Chemist

17-21 High Street, Wells, BA5 2AA Tel. and check the pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

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Contact

01749 673138

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Boots The Chemist

Eddystone House, West Street,Somerton, TA11 7PR Tel and check that the pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

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Contact

01458 272465

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Boots The Chemist

2 High Street, Glastonbury, BA6 9DU Tel and check that the pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

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Contact

01458 832182

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Glastonbury Pharmacy

Feversham Lane, Glastonbury, BA6 9LP Tel and check that the pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

Opening Times

Contact

01458 834986

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Tesco In Store Pharmacy

Tucker Street, Wells, BA5 2DZ Tel and check that the pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

Opening Times

Contact

01458 769500

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SWISH Glastonbury

Old Wells Road Glastonbury BA6 8JD

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Contact

0300 3230036

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Minehead, Williton, Watchet

Minehead Community Hospital (MIU)

Luttrell Way, Minehead TA24 6DF

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Contact

01643 701701

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Tesco In Store Pharmacy

Seaward Way, Minehead, TA24 5BY Tel. and check the pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

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Contact

0345 6779476

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Quantock Pharmacy (Preddy Newco)

11 Swain Street, Watchet, TA23 0AB Tel. and check the pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

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Contact

01984 631343

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Boots The Chemist

14-16 The Parade, Minehead, TA24 5UG Tel and check that the pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

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Contact

01643 702004

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Dulverton Pharmacy

21 High Street, Dulverton, TA22 9HB Tel and check that the pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

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Contact

01398 323359

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Porlock Pharmacy (John Ware)

High Street, Porlock, TA24 8PT Tel and check that the pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

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Contact

01643 862455

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SWISH Minehead

Luttrell Way Minehead TA24 6DF

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Contact

0300 3230036

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John Ware Ltd

65 Alcombe Road, Minehead, TA24 6BD Telephone and check that that pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

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01643 703478

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Lloyds Pharmacy

Baytree House, Minehead, TA24 5RG Telephone and check that that pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

Opening Times

Contact

01643 702007

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Taunton, Wellington, Wiveliscombe

A&E Department Musgrove Park Hospital

Parkfield Drive, Taunton TA1 5DA

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Contact

01823 333444

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Boots The Chemist

64-65 High Street, Taunton, TA1 3PT Tel. and check the pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

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Contact

01823 276061

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Boots The Chemist

6 High Street, Wellington, TA21 8RA Tel. and check the pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

Opening Times

Contact

01823 662 170

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Day Lewis Pharmacy

1 The Square, Wiveliscombe, Taunton, TA4 2JT Tel. and check the pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

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Contact

01984 623284

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Morrisons Pharmacy

Priory Bridge Road, Taunton, TA1 1DX Tel. and check the pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

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Contact

01823 351598

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Boots The Chemist

Upper Holway Road, Taunton, TA1 2QA Tel. and check the pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

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Contact

01823 284529

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Boots The Chemist

Norton Fitzwarren, Taunton, TA2 6NX Tel. and check the pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

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Contact

01823 354861

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Superdrug Pharmacy

1-10 Paul Street, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 3PF Tel. and check the pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

Opening Times

Contact

01823 322753

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Sainsburys Pharmacy

Sainsburys Pharmacy, Riverside Retail Park, Taunton, TA1 2LR Tel. and check the pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

Opening Times

Contact

01823 443163

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Asda In Store Pharmacy

Creechbarrow Road, Taunton, TA1 2AN Tel. and check the pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

Opening Times

Contact

01823 252701

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Well Pharmacy

Pitts Close, Taunton, Pitts Close, TA1 4TN Tel. and check the pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

Opening Times

Contact

01823 256056

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Boots The Chemist

St James Medical Centre, St James Street, Taunton, TA1 1JP Tel and check the pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty.

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Contact

01823 251683

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Boots The Chemist

French Weir Health Centre, French Weir Taunton, TA1 1NW Tel and check that the pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

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Contact

01823 284009

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Boots The Chemist

Crown Medical Centre, Venture Way, Taunton, TA2 8QY Tel and check that the pharmacist who can offer EHC is on duty

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Contact

01823 337888

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Creech Pharmacy

Hyde Lane, Creech St Michael, TA3 5FA Tel and check that the pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

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Contact

01823 444465

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Lloyds Pharmacy

Robert Street, Williton, Taunton, TA4 4QE Tel and check that the pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

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Contact

01984 632512

Additional Info

Staplegrove Pharmacy (John Ware Ltd)

Staplegrove, Taunton, TA2 6BD Tel and check that the pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

Opening Times

Contact

01823 247049

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Superdrug Pharmacy

5 Fore Street, Wellington, TA21 8AA Tel and check that the pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

Opening Times

Contact

01823 662492

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Well Pharmacy

Priorswood Estate, Eastwick Road, Taunton, TA2 7JW Tel and check that the pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

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Contact

01823 331564

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SWISH Taunton

Millstream House Castle Street Taunton TA1 4AS

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Contact

0300 3230036

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Jhoots

Lisieux Way, Taunton, TA1 2LB Telephone and check that that pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

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Contact

01823 324280

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Lloyds Pharmacy

Riverside Retail Park, Taunton, TA1 2LR Telephone and check that that pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

Opening Times

Contact

01823 442764

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Yeovil, Wincanton

A&E Department Yeovil District Hospital

Higher Kingston, Yeovil BA21 4AT

Opening Times

Contact

01935 475122

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Boots The Chemist

5 Fore Street, Castle Cary, BA7 7BG Tel. and check the pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

Opening Times

Contact

01963 350263

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Penn Hill Pharmacy

9 South Street, Yeovil, BA20 1QE Tel. and check the pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

Opening Times

Contact

01935 706604

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Boots The Chemist

6 Market Square, South Petherton, TA13 5BT Tel. and check Pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

Opening Times

Contact

01460 240430

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Superdrug Pharmacy

15 High Street, Yeovil, Somerset, BA20 1RQ Tel. and check the pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

Opening Times

Contact

01935 422829

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Bruton Pharmacy

3 High Street, Bruton, BA10 0AB Tel. and check the pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

Opening Times

Contact

01749 812342

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Rowlands Pharmacy

Marsh Lane, Yeovil, BA21 3BA Tel. and check the pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

Opening Times

Contact

01935 427191

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Asda In Store Pharmacy

Preston Rd, Yeovil, BA20 2HB Tel. and check the pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

Opening Times

Contact

01935 709500

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Boots The Chemist

20-31 High Street, Wincanton, BA9 9JU Tel and check that the pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

Opening Times

Contact

01963 32205

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Boots The Chemist

37 Middle Street, Yeovil, BA20 1LS Tel and check that the pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

Opening Times

Contact

01935 426673

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Boots The Chemist

Wincanton Health Centre, Wincanton, BA9 9FQ Tel and check that the pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

Opening Times

Contact

01963 33235

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Day Lewis Pharmacy

31 High Street, Ilchester, BA22 8NH Tel and check that the pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

Opening Times

Contact

01935 840273

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Day Lewis Pharmacy

Abbey Manor Park, Yeovil, BA21 3TL Tel and check that the pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

Opening Times

Contact

01935 478243

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Minster Pharmacy

15 Silver Street, Ilminster, TA19 0DH Tel and check that the pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

Opening Times

Contact

01460 52712

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Tesco In Store Pharmacy

Huish, Yeovil, BA20 1DL Tel and check that the pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

Opening Times

Contact

0345 6779758

Additional Info

Well Pharmacy

67 St John's Road, Yeovil, BA21 5NJ Tel and check that the pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

Opening Times

Contact

01935 421768

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Well Pharmacy

The Chantry, Church Street, Martock, TA12 6JL Tel and check that the pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

Opening Times

Contact

01935 822554

Additional Info

SWISH South Pertherton

South Pertherton Community Hospital (MIU) Bernard Way South Petherton TA13 5EF

Opening Times

Contact

0300 3230036

Additional Info

Boots The Chemist

The Peel Centre, Babylon Hill, Yeovil, BA21 5BT Tel and check that the pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

Opening Times

Contact

01935 434621

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Day Lewis Pharmacy

Hamdon Medical Centre, Stoke St Hamdon, TA14 6QE Telephone and check that that pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

Opening Times

Contact

01935 829578

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Options Pharmacy (John Ware)

64B West Coker Road, Yeovil, BA20 2JD Telephone and check that that pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

Opening Times

Contact

01935 425321

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Preston Grove Pharmacy

Preston Grove, Yeovil, BA20 2BQ Telephone and check that that pharmacist who can provide EHC is on duty

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Contact

01935 433971

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