Acorn Pharmacy provides a truly exceptional service; we provide a complete NHS and private dispensing services as well as a comprehensive range of “over-the-counter” remedies and medicines.
We stock everything you would expect to find in a pharmacy and more. When it comes to products and recommendations, our team of Pharmacists, and healthcare assistants offer the best advice on what's best for you. In addition to this we stock a wide range of fragrances for men and women from top brands such as Gucci, Armani, Issey Miyake and much more. Our top brand beauty and skincare ranges are; Clarins, Guerlain and Elemis and many more.
We pride ourselves to deliver a quality service with professional products, and never settle for second best - you could even say we're our suppliers’ toughest and most demanding customer. Our staff are fully trained to give you the advice you need for any beauty tips or skincare concerns.

Who we are?

Situated at the heart of Berkhamsted in Hertfordshire since 1985, we have a long history of excellence, commitment and endeavour to the local community. We offer pharmacy, health and beauty retailing services to the local community. We have a complete NHS and private dispensing service with a wide-range of over-the-counter remedies and medicines.

Our Pharmacy Services

Acorn has all you need to supplement a good health.  As soon as you walk into our store, our hands-on pharmacists and healthcare assistants are ready to support you by relentlessly going all-out to give you strong health advice.

Our pharmacy will leave you spoilt for choice with a wide range of beauty and cosmetic brands such as Gucci, Armani, Issey Miyake and Gautier among the leading fragrances; and Clarins, Guerlain and Elemis among the make-up and skin-care super brands.  Then from the comfort and privacy of our consultation rooms, we offer a dynamic range of health checks.

Our Story

We are very proud of our history at Berkhamsted and trade with our customers under the slogan of, “courtesy is the greatest form of sincerity”, in order to enrich our activities within and around the community.  Therefore, our aim is to keep up this level of professionalism by putting your needs first.

Positive Impact

We value your peace of mind; protecting your privacy is a priority to us.  Registered under the United Kingdom Data Protection Act. Our goal is to make sure you have peace of mind, confidential support and advice on any health concerns you may have.

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An Insight into our Services

Private Dispensary Patients that uses private dispensaries are also entitled to a comprehensive range of remedies and medicines. This can be obtained;

  • Over-the-Counter
  • Electronic Prescriptions System
  • Online through any of our pharmacies
    • Same day delivery if you are within a 3 miles radius of your local HR Pharm pharmacy
    • Average of 72 hours delivery if you are outside the UK and EU
    • 48 hours if you are within the EU

Standard NHS Pharmacy

Better known for being a community pharmacy; we are commissioned to meet the local population health and wellbeing needs. We are commissioned by the:

  • Local Authorities
  • NHS England’s Regions
  • Clinical Commissioning Groups

“Over-The-Counter” Remedies and Medicines Our independent physical pharmacies sell remedies and medicines over the counter in store.

NHS Services

Our independent physical pharmacies offers the following NHS service;

  • Dispensing
  • Repeat dispensing
  • Medicine for babies and children
  • Disposal of unwanted or out-of-date medicines
  • Advice on treatment of minor conditions and healthy living
  • Chlamydia screening and treatment service
  • Emergency hormonal contraception service
  • Emergency supply of prescription medicines
  • Flu vaccination service
  • Independent prescribing by pharmacists  
  • Prescription-only medicines for certain medical conditions 
  • Medicines use reviews
  • Minor ailment service
  • Needle and syringe exchange service
  • New medicine service
  • NHS Health Check 
    • Blood pressure
    • Cholesterol
    • Blood glucose testing 
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Stop smoking service
  • Stop smoking voucher service
  • Supervised consumption of prescribed medicines
  • Weight management service

Health and Wellness Clinics

  • Advice On Medicines
  • Minor Ailment Service
  • Special Dietary Requirements
  • Medication Use Review
  • Consultation Areas
  • Urgent Prescription
  • Testing
  • Vaccinations

Travel Clinics

  • Health Advice
  • Minor Ailment Advice
  • Vaccines
  • Adaptors
  • Travel Accessories

Beauty Clinics

  • Experienced Beauty Therapists
  • Peaceful and Relaxing Environment
  • Beauty and Holistic Therapies
  • Uses Premium Products
  • Friendly Attitude
  • Treatment Rooms
  • Consulting Rooms

Acorn Pharmacy has been at the heart of the Berkhamsted community since the 4th of February 1985. We have witnessed the growth and changes of cultural dynamics and demography in the area. From being a traditional middle class and middle age with families and mostly English community to becoming a multicultural location with people from all walks of life.
In the past 12 years we have been witnessing a rise in the number of younger clients with high disposable incomes frequenting our pharmacy and demanding nothing but the best.
We indeed are expected to deliver the best of the best in pharmacy, health, beauty, travel and wellness services.
Our history of excellence, commitment and endeavour has attracted clients and patients from further afield, as far as, Tring, St Albans and Hemel Hampstead. On the other hand, we have developed a close relationship with local amnesties and businesses through our free delivery service within the three miles radius of the pharmacy.