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By Kim Giddens

12 March 2024

Skip the doctor's visit! 

Western Australian women with urinary tract infection (UTI) symptoms will be able to walk into their local pharmacy for diagnosis and treatment.

With one in two Australian women experiencing a UTI in their lifetime, this new service is a positive development for women's health in WA.

Participating pharmacists can access training through a national education program which will allow them to diagnose and treat the condition and potentially avoid delays to accessing care.

These specially trained pharmacists will be authorised to provide women aged between 18-65 with a confidential consultation and, if indicated, a one-off course of antibiotics