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Are you eligible for a free lateral flow test from a pharmacy?

Updated: Nov 30, 2023

Some pharmacies such as Laly's have opted into to offering lateral flow tests for free to people who are eligible. You are eligible for a free lateral flow test if you:

  • currently have cancer

  • had chemotherapy or radiotherapy within the last 12 months

  • are recovering from cancer within the last 12 months

  • have a blood disorder

  • have renal disease

  • have liver disease

  • are a solid organ transplant recipient

  • are taking immunosuppressants

  • have asthma and are taking oral corticoteroids

  • COPD

  • have immune deficiencies including HIV/AIDS

  • have a neurological disease e.g. motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease

  • have Down's Syndrome (and other chromosomal disorders)

  • have severe cardiac disease

You will need to bring proof of your eligibility with you.

A Google map showing the pharmacies participating is available.

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