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How to get antibiotics for UTI without seeing a doctor?

Andrew Bellingham

Andrew Bellingham

Pharmacist | 20+ Years | BPharm | Dip Clin Pharm

A urinary tract infection (UTI) is a common bacterial infection that affects the urinary system, including the kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra. 

UTIs are incredibly common, affecting millions of people worldwide each year. About half of women will get at least one UTI in their lifetime, and some will have recurrent infections. Men can get UTIs too, but they’re less common.

With waiting times for GP appointments being at an all time high, it might be tempting to go into your cupboard for any antibiotic you can find.

Instead of self-medicating, here’s how you can get the treatment you need without waiting.

If you think you might have a UTI, don’t wait to see your doctor. Book an online consultation with a pharmacist to get the care and treatment you need.

How to get antibiotics for a UTI without seeing a doctor?

If you’re dealing with a UTI and want relief fast, consider the Pharmacy First scheme. With this program, you can get treatment from a pharmacist without seeing a doctor.

To get started, simply click the “Book Now” button to the right of this article to complete a quick questionnaire and book your online consultation.

Your pharmacist will be able to give you a proper diagnosis, and if they believe it’s appropriate, will prescribe you with the treatment you need. 

Frequently asked questions about UTIs

Can I get antibiotics for UTI without seeing a doctor?

​​Yes, you can get antibiotics for UTI without seeing a doctor through the Pharmacy First scheme. However, the pharmacist will only prescribe you antibiotics if they think it’s the best course of treatment. 

What is the Pharmacy First scheme for UTI treatment?

The Pharmacy First scheme allows you to receive UTI treatment directly from a pharmacist, without needing to see a doctor first.

How do I book an online consultation with a pharmacist for UTI treatment?

To book an online consultation with a pharmacist and get the treatment you need, simply complete our online questionnaire and choose a date and time that best suits you.

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What is Pharmacy First?

Pharmacy First is a new NHS-funded scheme that helps you quickly get the advice & treatment you need from a pharmacy, without needing to see a GP.

The conditions covered by Pharmacy First are:

Video consultations & advice are free of charge. If you pay for prescriptions you will be charged the prescription rate of £9.65 per prescription item.