Prescriptions will be sent to the pharmacy you have previously told us you wish to use; if you have not told us where to send it, the prescription will be at 3rd floor reception for you to collect.
If your University Health Service doctor authorises re-prescriptions for you, you will be given a ‘Repeat Prescription Ordering Form’, detailing your medicines and the number of occasions these may be re-prescribed before you have to see the doctor to review your medication.
When you require “repeats” please:
- Send it to us (with a stamped addressed envelope so the prescription can be sent back to you).
- Put the “Repeat Prescription Ordering form” in our prescription box on the 3rd floor landing outside reception.
- Submit to you preferred pharmacy to request on your behalf.
- If you are registered for online booking you can request “repeats” online.
In all cases please allow 2-5 working days after ordering before attempting to collect the prescription.
Please note that you must consult a doctor at the University Health Service before you can use the repeat prescription facility.
Request Your Repeats Online
You can now request repeat prescriptions online if you are signed up for online appointment booking. If you wish to use this service and are not signed up then please enquire about this at reception the next time you are in the practice or Tel:0131 6502777.
How to order a repeat prescription in more detail
There are a number of ways that you can order repeat medication from the University Health Service. Please note that not all medication is suitable to be ordered as a repeat prescription, your GP will discuss this with you at the time of approving the medication. We will not issue medications which are not on repeat prescriptions by this process.
All repeat medication is subject to regular review to ensure that the prescription remains appropriate for you, so occasionally items may not be issued without discussion with a GP.
You can order your repeat prescriptions online if you are signed up for online appointment booking.
If you wish to use this service and are not signed up then please enquire about this at reception the next time you are in the practice or Tel:01316502777.
Ordering at the practice
When you are issued with a prescription for an item that can be issued as a repeat, you will also be given a ‘Repeat Prescription Ordering Form’ (on the right hand side of the prescription) listing the items. Using this order form, clearly mark the items you require and either:
· Put the “Repeat Prescription Ordering form” in our prescription box on the 3rd floor landing outside reception.
· Post it to us (with a stamped addressed envelope so the prescription can be sent back to you)
If you order by any of these methods above your prescription will be ready to collect at the University Health Service reception 2 full working days after we receive the request.
Please clearly indicate if you wish your prescription to be sent directly to a specific pharmacy. Please note that it may take longer than 2 days for the prescription to be ready if it is sent to a nearby pharmacy.
Alternatively if you enclose a stamped addressed envelope with your request and we will post the prescription to you.
Ordering at a local pharmacy
You can also arrange for your local pharmacy to order your repeat prescriptions on your behalf. Please discuss this with them directly if you wish to do this. Once we receive the request for medication from your pharmacy this will be dealt with within 2 working days and returned to the pharmacy for them to dispense your medication.Such prescriptions are usually posted to the pharmacy (in envelopes provided by them) or collected by a member of their team, we do not send by email or fax, so please allow sufficient time for prescriptions to be ready via this method.
Please note that if you are out of Edinburgh and require your medication, you are requested to send a stamped addressed envelope with your request so that the prescription can be sent to you. We are not able to send requests by fax or email to a pharmacy.