LloydsPharmacy Online Doctor frequently asked questions
I have forgotten my username/password. How do I get access to my Patient Record?
Please click on “Log in to Patient Record” and then select “I’ve forgotten my username” or “I’ve forgotten my password”. At this point you can enter your email address or telephone number, and we will respond to you with your login details.
How do I change my personal details?
You can easily change your personal details by going to your Patient Record, clicking on “Patient summary” and then “Change your personal and log in details”.
Can I close my account?
By law we are required to keep a copy of your consultation notes. However, your account can be fully deactivated and will be kept only as a medico-legal record of the consultations that have occurred.
Please send us a message requesting for your account to be deactivated through your Patient Record.
Will you share my information with my GP?
We will never share your personal information with anyone without your consent.
Do you have access to my NHS medical record?
No, we do not have access to your medical records, nor is your Patient Record linked in any way to your NHS record.
If you would like your GP to be informed of the services that you have used with us, please provide us with your GP’s name, address and fax number. Please note that we will only contact your GP if you specifically ask us to and provide us with this information.
Orders & payment
How will I receive my order?
You can either collect your order from a local LloydsPharmacy store for free, or have it delivered to your home address the next working day (at a cost of £4.95). We also offer a FREE Standard Delivery service via Royal Mail.
How do I pay for treatment?
All payments must be placed online via our website. We cannot place your order over the phone.
We accept payments using Visa, Mastercard, and American Express cards, or you can choose to pay with PayPal.
How long does it take to get my order approved?
On a weekday, our clinicians aim to assess your questionnaire and approve treatment within 1 hour. At the weekend, they aim to do this within 3 hours.
Do I have to fill out a questionnaire every time I re-order?
Yes, to ensure that the treatment is still safe for you to take. However, if you order through your Patient Record, the process is much quicker.
If you have previously been approved for certain treatments, they should remain unhidden (i.e. pre-approved by the doctor) in your Patient Record. You can re-order them quickly and easily by logging in to your Patient Record, selecting one from the list of Suggested Treatments and filling out a shorter version of the standard questionnaire.
Why doesn't the pharmacy have my medication?
Pharmacies can usually get hold of stock within 24 hours and often within a few hours, however some treatments or products may be harder to get hold of – particularly if they are in short supply across the country. If another pharmacy has your medication or treatment, we can transfer the prescription there.
You should always call ahead to ensure that your chosen pharmacy has your treatment ready for collection.
Where is my order?
If you've selected home delivery for your treatment and your parcel hasn't arrived, you can track your order through the website of your chosen service provider:
- DPD or Royal Mail Tracked 24® for Next-Day Delivery orders
- Royal Mail for FREE Standard Delivery orders.
Please note, Next-Day Delivery order tracking is not available for test kits.
If you haven’t received your tracking number please contact us via your Patient Record or call us on 020 7989 9888.
What will my bank statement say?
Any purchase made on our site will show as Lloyds Online on your bank statement.
The pharmacy is unable to locate my prescription. What should I do?
Please ask the pharmacy staff to contact us on 020 7989 9888.
Can I cancel my order once I've paid for it?
Your order can be cancelled if you have not collected it from the pharmacy. If your order has been posted and you have accepted delivery, you will not be allowed to cancel it.
Why haven't I received my test results?
Results should be processed within 5 working days. If you haven’t received your results after 5 days please contact us via your Patient Record or call us on 020 7989 9888.
I have a medical exemption card/do not usually pay for prescriptions. Do I have to pay to use this service?
We are a private medical service and not part of the NHS, therefore all orders must be paid for.
How do I know if my order has been received?
Once one of our doctors has responded to your order, you will receive an email notification and a message regarding your order in your Patient Record.
Can I place an order for my child or on behalf of another adult?
Can I place an order on the telephone?
No. All orders must be placed online and paid for via our secure online payment gateway.
Delivery & collection
Do you deliver outside the UK?
How do I select Same-Day Collection?
You can select free Same-Day Collection at the checkout screen when you place your order. You will need to indicate the LloydsPharmacy store from which you will collect your medicines.
Will I need to sign for test kits?
Our test kits are sent via Royal Mail using either Next-Day Delivery or FREE Standard Delivery.
Those opting for Next-Day Delivery should order before 1pm Monday to Friday. Orders placed after 1pm on Friday or over the weekend will be delivered within 2 working days.
Select ‘Next-Day Delivery’ at your online checkout and note that a £4.95 charge will be added for this express service.
Those opting for FREE Standard Delivery will receive their test kit within 3-5 working days following order placement. Select ‘Standard Delivery (3-5 days)’ at your online checkout for this delivery method.
All packaging is discreet and test kits sent via FREE Standard Delivery do not need to be signed for on arrival. If you have opted for Next-Day Delivery a signature will be required however it does not need to be you who signs for it.
Are there any delivery charges?
We offer a FREE Standard Delivery service, allowing you to receive your medicines within 3-5 working days without having to pay any delivery charges. If you would like your treatments to be delivered sooner, however, you can use our Next-Day Delivery service for a price of £4.95.
If you do not want your order delivered, you can also choose free Same-Day Collection from a local LloydsPharmacy store.
Can I choose a delivery option?
Many of our treatments can be delivered right to your door. We currently offer DPD Next-Day Delivery, Royal Mail Tracked 24 and Royal Mail FREE Standard Delivery.
Using DPD Next-Day Delivery allows UK Mainland patients to receive their treatments the next working day (treatments will arrive within 2 working days for the rest of the UK). Please note that orders placed after 4pm will not be sent out until the next working day. Orders placed on Friday after 4pm, but before 12pm on Sunday, will arrive on the Monday.
Orders placed between 4pm Thursday - 4pm Friday will be delivered by Royal Mail Tracked 24® on Saturday.
Using Royal Mail FREE Standard Delivery allows you to receive treatments within 3-5 working days without paying any delivery costs.
If you do not want your order delivered, you can choose Same-Day Collection from a local LloydsPharmacy store.
Can I collect a test kit from a LloydsPharmacy store?
Unfortunately we do not offer a collection service on our test kits. All test kits are posted via Royal Mail either by Next-Day Delivery or FREE Standard Delivery.
How can I find out where my local LloydsPharmacy store is?
Is my prescription ready for collection?
Once your order has been approved, the electronic script is sent straight to the pharmacy to be processed. We recommend you call your chosen pharmacy to make sure your treatment or product is in stock, and to arrange collection.
How long do I have to collect my prescription from my nominated pharmacy?
Our prescriptions are valid for 6 months from the date of issuing. It is the patient’s responsibility to arrange collection of the prescription within 6 months, or notify us that the prescription is no longer required.
If after 6 months the prescription has not been collected and/or we have not been notified that the patient no longer requires the order, the prescription will expire and a new order will need to be placed. You will not be entitled to a refund if you do not collect your order within 6 months.
What is the phone number for LloydsPharmacy Online Doctor?
Our number is 020 7989 9888. Our lines are open Monday to Friday 08.00 to 18.00 and Saturday 09.00 to 18.00.
Can I speak to a doctor?
You can speak to one of our doctors via your Patient Record.
Simply log in your Patient Record to send a private and secure message, for our doctors to review. You can also book a telephone consultation via your Patient Record.
Do I need a prescription for your treatments?
All treatments we provide as part of our service require a prescription which our doctors will write for you when your order is approved. This prescription is then sent electronically to your chosen pharmacy for collection or our mail order pharmacy for delivery.
Can I get the morning after pill free of charge?
We do not offer the morning after pill for free, but we do offer it at the same price as other leading pharmacies.
If you want the morning after pill for free you should visit your GP or a sexual health clinic. The NHS also operates a scheme in some areas which allows you to get the morning after pill free of charge from participating pharmacies. Please check with the NHS to find out whether this applies to pharmacies in your area.
How long do sexual health test results take?
Sexual health test results are normally ready between two and five working days.
Why aren’t the prices lower?
LloydsPharmacy Online Doctor is a private medical service. The prices involved incorporate the cost of the doctor’s consultation, the private prescription and the treatment.
How do I know your medicines are genuine?
All our medicines are dispensed by LloydsPharmacy, so you can be assured that they are genuine and safe to use. We are registered with MHRA as an online seller of legitimate medicines and we display the EU Common Logo to indicate this.
Can I get a repeat prescription?
I am looking for a medicine but cannot find it on your website. Do you have it?
At present, we only provide the medicines listed on our website (although in some cases, a product may simply be temporarily out of stock).
If you cannot find the product that you are looking for it is probably because we do not prescribe this product. We suggest that you contact your GP to obtain a prescription.
Got a health related question?
Managing medicine shortages
McKesson Europe position paper: managing medicines shortages
Medicines shortages in Europe are an increasing concern and can lead to serious consequences for patients. They are the result of multiple causes, and therefore have no simple solution: they require strategic management and coordination across the medicines supply chain.
As one of Europe’s largest medicines distributors and pharmacy owners, McKesson Europe takes this issue very seriously. In this Position Paper, we outline the measures we are already taking and also set out proposed policies which would involve other stakeholders that we believe are necessary to address this problem.