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Community Retail Pharmacy

Yakub Chemist is regarded as one of the leading pharmacy healthcare providers in the midlands and is known for its outstanding customer service. Yakub Chemist´s primary business is the conveniently located community retail pharmacy. Established in 1988 in the Highfields area of Leicester it has grown to become a lifeline to many of the local residents in the area. Providing a personalised and much of the time a first name basis service it has grown to become one of the busiest pharmacies in the area.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Testing in Leicester

Yakub Chemist provides COVID-19 Testing with FREE results / Fit to Fly certificates.
Appointments are available 7 days a week, including evenings and bank holidays.
Same day appointments are available.
No booking fee! No cancellation fee!

Which test do you need?

Express Same Day PCR Test

  • Only £200 (Available Mon-Sat)

  • Get Test Results Same Day

  • FREE Fit to Fly Certificate Included

  • Test via Nose & Throat Swab

Express 24 hour PCR Test

  • Only £150

  • Get Test Results Next Day

  • FREE Fit to Fly Certificate Included

  • Test via Nose & Throat Swab

Standard 48 hour PCR Test

  • Only £120

  • Get Test Results in 48hrs / 2 days

  • FREE Fit to Fly Certificate Included

  • Test via Nose & Throat Swab

Rapid AntiGEN Test

  • Only £50

  • Get Test Results Within 15 minutes

  • FREE Fit to Fly Certificate Included

  • Test via PHE Approved Nose Swab

Quarantine Day 2 Test

  • Only £120

  • FREE Delivery or Collection

  • FREE Results Certificate

  • Test via Nose & Throat Swab

Free Delivery or Collection?
  • This test is non-refundable once despatched and reference number is provided

Day 2 & 8 Bundle Tests

  • Only £190

  • FREE Delivery or Collection

  • FREE Results Certificate

  • Test via Nose & Throat Swab

Free Delivery or Collection?
  • This test is non-refundable once despatched and reference number is provided

Day 5 Test To Release

  • Only £150

  • FREE Delivery or Collection

  • FREE Test to Release Certificate

  • Test via Nose & Throat Swab

Free Delivery or Collection?
  • This test is non-refundable once despatched and reference number is provided

Rapid AntiBODY Test

  • Only £29.99

  • Get Test Results Within 15 minutes

  • Shows if you’ve had COVID-19

  • Test via Finger-prick

Please call us to book an appointment or for more information.

We’re Open: Monday to Friday 9am to 7pm (Closed for Lunch 1pm to 2pm), Saturday9am to 6pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm

Our Address: 67 Hartington Road, Leicester, LE2 0GQ


IMPORTANT: WE WILL NEVER ASK YOU TO PAY ONLINE OR BEFOREHAND. PAYMENTS WILL BE TAKEN IN-PERSON AT THE TIME OF YOUR APPOINTMENT ONLY. THIS DOESN’T APPLY TO “QUARANTINE DAY 2 TEST” AND “DAY 2 & 8 BUNDLE TESTS”.

For PCR Test Only: To guarantee booking please complete this PCR Test Form AFTER you called/visited us to book a PCR test.

Day 5 Test To Release and Day 2 & 8 Tests: Please complete this form AFTER you’ve made your payment.

Red, amber and green list rules for entering England can be found here.

Please do NOT attend your appointment if you have any symptoms. Check your symptoms first: https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19.

Appointments are subject to availability. Tests are non-refundable.

Prescription Services

Prescription Collection / Delivery Services

Yakub Chemist offers a FREE repeat prescription delivery service for NHS Prescrptions.

1. Nominate us at your GP/Yakub Chemist for electronic prescriptions
2. We prepare your medication according to your prescription
3. Your medication is delivered by our friendly delivery drivers. Alternatively, you may wish to arrange collection.

Call 0116 251 2959 for further information.

Dossette Service

Weekly disposable dossette trays are prepared, which may useful to help you take your medication on time and minimise the risk of you forgetting to take a dose.

At Yakub Chemist, we can prepare then deliver your dossete box on a monthly basis. Call 0116 251 2959 to speak to our dossette team to arrange a dossette.

Private Prescriptions

We can dispense prescriptions written by a private doctor. Bring the prescription for dispensing and pay in-store.

Help with NHS Exemptions and Prescription costs

At Yakub Chemist, we have many forms to help you to apply for the appropriate exemption where applicable, e.g. HC1 and medical exemption forms.

Alternatively, a NHS PPC may be more suitable. A PPC lets you get as many NHS prescriptions as you need for a set price. You can buy a PPC online directly from NHS (https://services.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/buy-prescription-prepayment-certificate/start) or in-store.

Check your exemption: https://services.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/check-my-nhs-exemption/start

  • Business Hours

  • Monday – Friday
    9:00am – 7:00pm
  • Closed for Lunch (Weekdays)
    1pm – 2pm
  • Saturday
    9:00am – 6:00pm
  • Sunday
    10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Address

67 Hartington Road, Leicester, LE2 0GQ

Travel & Health Clinic

Allergy and Hay Fever

Allergies can be triggered by multiple allergens that you may be unknowingly exposed to in your everyday life. Identify your potential allergies by doing an allergy test that tests for 294 allergens.

Our Pharmacist can provide topical steroid medication to reduce inflammation in the skin associated with your allergies.

Our Pharmacist can provide tablets, eye drops, and nasal sprays to relief your Hay Fever symptoms (e.g. runny nose, sneezing, itchy eyes etc), which may be over-the-counter or prescription only medication to purchase.

Please call us to book an appointment or for more information.

We’re Open: Monday to Friday 9am to 7pm (Closed for Lunch 1pm to 2pm), Saturday9am to 6pm and Sunday 10am to 4pm

Our Address: 67 Hartington Road, Leicester, LE2 0GQ

Acne

If you suffer from acne, our pharmacist can provide topical treatments to reduce your acne.

Anti-malaria medication

Malaria is a serious and potentially fatal disease that is easily spread by mosquitoes mainly in tropical and subtropical countries.

Currently, there is no UK approved vaccination so anti-malaria medication is the best way to protect yourself in areas of risk.

These are available over-the-counter at Yakub Chemist, please call 0116 251 2959 for an appointment or
more information.

Back pain

Our pharmacist can provide short-term back pain medication.

Flu Vaccinations: NHS & Private

Free Flu vaccination available at Yakub Chemist for eligible patients. We also offer a private flu vaccination for patients who are not covered under the NHS Flu Programme.

IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)

Spasms or IBS symptoms can be extremely uncomfortable and affect your everyday life. Speak our pharmacist for symptom relief.

Infection

Infections can be viral, fungal, or bacterial, and may be self-limiting that are managed easily with paracetamol, ibuprofen, or other products. Sometimes, infections may require antibiotics after careful consideration or testing, which our pharmacist can provide for:

> Uncomplicated chlamydia
> Outer ear infection
> Streptococcal throat infection
> Urinary tract infection: this service is available privately or via the NHS if you meet the criteria
> Bacterial conjunctivitis

Jet lag

During a business trip or holiday, jet lag affects many people causing sleeplessness in the nights and fatigue during the day. Our pharmacist can provide medication for short-term use to alleviate your jet lag.

Migraine

If you suffer from migraines, our pharmacist can provide medication for:

1. Prevention of migraine attacks – available as an injection
2. Treatment for acute migraine attacks – available as tablets and nasal sprays

Nausea

Short-term nausea can be managed with a short-course of anti-nausea medication, which can be provided by our pharmacist.

Occupational Health Clinic

If you require vaccinations for occupational health (e.g. Hepatitis B for Dental Nurses) speak to our pharmacist. We can provide appointments to fit your busy schedule because we are open 7 days a week, including evenings.

Our finance team able to arrange flexible methods of payment, e.g. invoice or BACS to suit your
business requirements.

Period delay tablets

Our pharmacist can provide period delay medication without a prescription. This service may be suitable for patients who wish to delay their period for travel/holiday or a particular situation, e.g. exams, weddings etc.

Female pharmacists are also available to provide this service, if preferred.

Travel Vaccinations

Stay safe when you travel. Yakub Chemist offer Travel Vaccines. Bring in your vaccination history and we can do a FREE travel consultation.

Appointments 7 days a week, including evenings. We a verified Yellow Fever Vaccination Centre. Call 0116 251 2959 for an appointment or more information.

Traveller’s Diarrhoea

During a business trip or holiday, travellers’ diarrhoea can affect many people disrupting your time away. Our pharmacist can provide medication for short-term use to alleviate your symptoms.

Weight loss

Maintaining a healthy weight is extremely important. Our weight loss service can provide help with weight loss alongside diet and exercise to help you achieve your weight loss goals. Speak to our pharmacist for more information.

  • Business Hours

  • Monday – Friday
    9:00am – 7:00pm
  • Closed for Lunch (Weekdays)
    1pm – 2pm
  • Saturday
    9:00am – 6:00pm
  • Sunday
    10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Address

67 Hartington Road, Leicester, LE2 0GQ

NHS & Local Services

Urinary Tract infection treatment

Our pharmacists can provide antibiotic UTI treatment for females from 16 up to 65 years with UTI symptoms who meet the NHS criteria. Visit us or call us for further information or a consultation. This is available as an NHS or private service depending on eligibility.

Hepatitis C testing

This is an NHS Service.

The aim of this service is to increase levels of testing for Hepatitis C amongst patients who in drugs or substances who are not engaged in community drug and alcohol treatment services.

Flu vaccination

Protect yourself from flu during the flu season (September to March). Yakub Chemist can provide free NHS flu vaccination. If you do not meet the NHS criteria, then we may be able to offer the service privately.

New Medicines Service (NMS)

> FREE NHS NMS Service provided by our pharmacist.

> Virtual appointment to improve the patient’s understanding of their condition and new medicine.

> Identify a potential adherence issue or side effect, then duly refer to GP.

> Structured support: 3 stage process.

Dispensing Medicines: NHS and Private prescription

Yakub Chemist can dispense NHS and private prescriptions.

If you would like to become a patient at Yakub Chemist:

1. Nominate Yakub Chemist either at your GP or our pharmacy.
2. Register for prescription collection and/or delivery.

Please call 0116 251 2959 for help

Repeat Dispensing

If you or someone you care for uses the same medicines regularly, you may be able to benefit from using the NHS Electronic Repeat Dispensing (eRD) service.

Ask us or your GP about the NHS eRD service.

Discharge Medicines Service

This is an NHS service.

The service has been established to ensure better communication of changes to a patient’s medication when they leave hospital and to reduce incidences of avoidable harm caused by medicines. We will contact you when we receive a referral.

Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS)

This is an NHS service.

We will receive a referral from NHS 111, Integrated Urgent Care Clinical Assessment Services, the 999 service, or your GP. This service can cover minor ailments or urgent medication supply.

Needle and syringe exchange

This is a NHS Service that is FREE, confidential service for people who inject drugs. It is designed to reduce the spread of blood borne viruses by providing free, sterile injecting equipment and by disposing of used equipment safely. Visit us for more information or to use this service.

Supervised consumption of medicines

This is an NHS service where the pharmacist can supervise or provide certain medication for some patients. This is mainly part of a substance dependency rehabilitation programme. More advice can be found at Turning Point (visit: https://www.turning-point.co.uk/)

  • Business Hours

  • Monday – Friday
    9:00am – 7:00pm
  • Closed for Lunch (Weekdays)
    1pm – 2pm
  • Saturday
    9:00am – 6:00pm
  • Sunday
    10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Address

67 Hartington Road, Leicester, LE2 0GQ

Health Checks & Advice

Hepatitis C testing

This is an NHS Service.

The aim of this service is to increase levels of testing for Hepatitis C amongst patients who in drugs or substances who are not engaged in community drug and alcohol treatment services.

Cholesterol testing

Yakub Chemist offer cholesterol testing privately with results and full report available within 15 minutes.

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UTI Treatment

Our pharmacists can provide antibiotic UTI treatment for females from 16 up to 65 years with UTI symptoms who meet the NHS criteria.

Visit us or call us for further information or a consultation. This is available as an NHS or private service depending on eligibility.

Needle and syringe exchange

This is a NHS Service that is FREE, confidential service for people who inject drugs. It is designed to reduce the spread of blood borne viruses by providing free, sterile injecting equipment and by disposing of used equipment safely. Visit us for more information or to use this service.

Supervised consumption of medicines

This is an NHS service where the pharmacist can supervise or provide certain medication for some patients. This is mainly part of a substance dependency rehabilitation programme. More advice can be found at Turning Point (visit: https://www.turning-point.co.uk/)

Please note: some services may not be available due to COVID-19 restrictions.

  • Business Hours

  • Monday – Friday
    9:00am – 7:00pm
  • Closed for Lunch (Weekdays)
    1pm – 2pm
  • Saturday
    9:00am – 6:00pm
  • Sunday
    10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Address

67 Hartington Road, Leicester, LE2 0GQ

Photography Services

Yakub Chemist are able to take pictures suitable for:

> Visa
> Passport
> Driving license
> Other ID applications

All pictures are printed in-store. No appointment required.

  • Business Hours

  • Monday – Friday
    9:00am – 7:00pm
  • Closed for Lunch (Weekdays)
    1pm – 2pm
  • Saturday
    9:00am – 6:00pm
  • Sunday
    10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Address

67 Hartington Road, Leicester, LE2 0GQ

Digital Dental Assessments

Cost effective private dental advice and tailored at home treatments, in an instant.

Symptoms / problem analysis that can be picked up through a digital dental screening:

> Toothache (pulpitis) reversible / irreversible – analysis / management
> Wisdom tooth problem – analysis / management
> Fractured / Broken tooth – analysis / management
> Lost Filling – analysis / management
> Wobbly teeth – analysis / management
> Dental trauma – analysis / management
> Post treatment e.g filling sensitivity, temporary crown – analysis / management
> Abscess / Infection – analysis / management
> Bleeding gums – analysis / management
> Bad breath causes – analysis / management
> Children’s teeth development – analysis / management
> Teenage Orthodontic development – analysis / management
> Ulcers / Sore spots – analysis / management
> TMJ Problems – analysis / management

£20 – Dental Health Assessment

> Comprehensive digital assessment across 22 risk areas

> Understand your unique risk factors and needs

> Get impartial advice on preventive procedures and regimes to achieve optimal dental health.

£20 – Specific Concern / Emergency Assessment

> Detailed assessment of the concern you present

> Understand your options and get advice on x-rays and treatment plans you upload.

> Get impartial advice on products and regimes to resolve your concern and prevent future issues.

Get £2 off. Use code: YC2

Please note: this is not one of Yakub Chemist’s own service, we’re only acting as a affiliate.

  • Business Hours

  • Monday – Friday
    9:00am – 7:00pm
  • Closed for Lunch (Weekdays)
    1pm – 2pm
  • Saturday
    9:00am – 6:00pm
  • Sunday
    10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Address

67 Hartington Road, Leicester, LE2 0GQ