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You can purchase medications from the pharmacy. There are three pharmacies in Åland.

However, you need a prescription for many medications. This means that a doctor has to prescribe the medication for you and write the medication on a prescription form. All prescriptions are electronic.

If you have not seen a doctor in Åland before and have a long-term illness, you must take your prescriptions or an up-to-date list of medications with you when you visit the doctor.

A prescription obtained abroad is not valid in Åland. An exception to this is prescriptions written in the other Nordic countries and European prescriptions. You must specifically request a European prescription from your doctor. European prescriptions can be written by trained persons who are authorised to write prescriptions and who work within the healthcare sector in an EU or EEA country or Switzerland.

If you need a prescription for a medication or need a repeat prescription, the easiest thing to do is to contact the health centre.

The page was last updated on 14.09.2018 kl 17:04