Can you choose where you want to buy the medicines you have a prescription for?
- No, you can only shop at the pharmacy where you are registered
- Yes, you can freely choose a pharmacy
- No, you can only shop at the pharmacy the GP has decided
You can buy medicines at the pharmacy. You can get some medicines cheaper if you have been diagnosed with a disease (blue prescription). Some medicines you can buy freely, while others you must have a prescription (message) from the doctor that you can buy.
The pharmacies are not state-owned, and there are many different pharmacy chains. You can decide which pharmacy you want to shop at.
Most pharmacies also sell make-up, sunscreen and can do simple tests such as blood pressure measurements and flu shot.