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Okehampton Medical Centre

Ordering Repeat Prescriptions

Medication can be requested via the following methods:

  1. Sending a repeat prescriptions request or query via SystmConnect
  2. Using our Automatic Ordering Service or Electronic Repeat Dispensing Service. You can sign up for this through our dispensary or your local pharmacy
  3. Through the NHS app - you can order repeat prescriptions and nominate a pharmacy where you would like to collect them
  4. By ticking the medication required on the right hand side of your green prescription form and handing it in to our dispensary or posting it in our prescription boxes

Prescription Charge Exemptions

If you are eligible for free prescriptions you can obtain a FP92A form from our Dispensary to apply for a medical exemption certificate.

Your GP will sign the form to confirm that your statement is correct and then will send this off for you. 

Click here to check that you're eligible for free prescriptions

You can find more information on the NHS 'Who can get free prescriptions?' page

NHS Prescription Prepayment Certificate (PPC)

A PPC could save you money if you pay for your NHS prescriptions.

The certificate covers all your NHS prescriptions for a set price. You will save money if you need more than 3 items in 3 months, or 11 items in 12 months.

The prescription charge in England is 9.65 per item. A PPC costs:

  • 31.25 for 3 months
  • 111.60 for 12 months

If you get prescriptions for hormone replacement therapy (HRT), you can click here to read information about the Hormone Replacement Therapy Prescription Prepayment Certificate (HRT PPC), which may save you more money.

Before buying a PPC, check if you're entitled to free NHS prescriptions and other help with health costs using this eligibility checker.

Courier Service

For people living in surrounding villages listed below you can have your prescriptions sent by courier on Wednesday and Thursday.

On Wednesday we deliver to Sticklepath, Throwleigh, Whiddon Down, Spreyton, South Zeal, South Tawton, Belstone, Sampford Courtenay, Exbourne, and Hatherleigh.

On Thursday we deliver to Thorndon, Meldon, Sourton, Lydford, Bridestowe, Springfields, Comebow, Bratton Clovelly, Broadbury, Northlew, Inwardleigh, and Folly Gate.

If you would like your medication delivered by our courier, please order before Friday so it can be delivered the following week. As requests take at least 72 hours to process, orders that are taken after Friday will not be delivered until the week after.

Using our Dispensary

If you live more than a mile (as the crow flies) from a pharmacy, your prescription can be dispensed at the Medical Centre. You can check the distance to your local pharmacy by using this website:

When will my prescription be ready?


If you have any queries about your prescription, please ask our dispensers. If they are unable to answer your question, they will contact a doctor or our Pharmacist.

Download NHS Leaflet 'Ordering and obtaining your repeat prescription' (pdf) 

Contact Details

Okehampton Medical Centre
East Street
EX20 1AY

Tel: 01837 52233

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