Prescriptions and health costs 

All medications given to you while you are an inpatient are provided free of charge.  At follow-up appointments, you may be given a prescription by your doctor or nurse. This must be collected from the hospital pharmacy; you cannot take it to your local chemist. There is a standard prescription charge per item which you can pay for by cash or card. 

Many people are exempt from prescription charges or are entitled to help with them.  To find out more about exemptions and help with health costs, contact:

NHS Business Services Authority

Telephone: 0300 330 1341

Pharmacy locations and opening times

  • University College Hospital:Ground floor, Atrium, Mondays and Wednesdays 9.00am – 7pm, and Tuesdays 9.00am – 5.30pm, Thursdays and Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Bank holidays 9.00am – 12.30pm
  • National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery:Ground Floor, Queen Mary wing, Monday – Thursday 9:00am to 5:15pm, Friday 9:15am to 5:15pm, Saturday 10am to 1pm
  • University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street: Ground floor, main corridor. 9.00am – 5.30 pm Mon-Fri and 10am - 1pm Saturdays
  • MacMillan Cancer Centre:Ground Floor, Mondays to Thursday 9.00am – 7.30pm, Fridays 9.00am – 5.30pm

If you have any queries about your prescribed medicines, please ring the UCLH Pharmacy Helpline on 0203 447 9779. The helpline is open Monday to Friday.