NHS bosses are encouraging people to think ahead of the bank holiday weekend.
Pharmacists can offer advice on common illnesses and the best medicines to treat them, while also saving you time in the waiting room.
Di Pegg, head of primary care for NHS England in Bedfordshire, said:“Your local pharmacy can help you with more than you might think. Pharmacists are highly trained health professionals, who can offer expert, confidential advice and treatment for many minor health problems.
“Remember to order any medication you need in plenty of time so that you have a good supply during the bank holidays.”
Opening times on Bank Holiday Monday:
Boots Pharmacy, Race Meadows Way, Bedford, 10am-5pm;
Boots Pharmacy, Harpur Centre, Bedford, 10am-4pm;
Lindleys Chemist, Ford End Road, Bedford, 9am-1pm;
Sainsburys Pharmacy, Clapham Road, Bedford, 9am-7pm;
Tesco Pharmacy, Cardington Road, Bedford, 11am-4pm;
Tesco Pharmacy, Riverfield Drive, Bedford, 11am-4pm;
Sainsburys Pharmacy, Bedford Road, Kempston, 9am-7pm.