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How do I request a Hospital Prescription?

If you have a medical card and get a hospital prescription, you are entitled to one week’s supply of medication from your pharmacy on production of the hospital script, once it is brought to the pharmacy on the day the hospital issue the prescription.

The following steps should be taken once you have the prescription:
- Call to the surgery with the prescription before attending the pharmacy
- The reception staff will then take a photocopy of the prescription
- You will be given the original prescription back which you can give to the pharmacist
- Your doctor will write up the prescription from the photocopy and you may collect the prescription from reception 48 hours later. The prescription should then be taken to your pharmacy to collect the remainder of the medication owed to you.

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