As international travel becomes more accessible again, many people are requiring proof that they are not COVID positive at the time of departure. Citywide Health helps you get this proof, without the stress of relying on the Royal Mail! 

We provide COVID-19 PCR Tests that are analysed in a UKAS-accredited laboratory. You can book an appointment and pop into one of our branches where the pharmacist will provide a safe and private space for you to obtain your sample using a throat and nasal swab. Our trained pharmacists can guide you through the process, before transporting your sample by courier directly to the lab. This means we can guarantee that you will get your results the same or next day, and the unpredictability of the postal service will not be a barrier to you catching your flight.

We also offer PCR kits that can be bought in the pharmacy and taken home. You would follow the instructions in the kit to obtain your sample and then use the prepaid envelope that comes with the kit to send the sample in the post. These kits are also licensed for ‘Test-to-Release’, so let us know why you need the test and we’ll help you decide which is the right one for you. 

PCR Tests available from Citywide Health pharmacies:


1)COVID-19 Antigen test – 30 minute result (including fit to fly certificate): £50 (passport must be brought to the pharmacy)

2)COVID-19 PCR DIY Home Tests – next day result (including fit to fly certificate): £100

3)COVID-19 PCR Testing Service + Courier – guaranteed same day results: £200 (passport must be brought to the pharmacy)


4)COVID-19 Return to UK antigen test (including fit to fly certificate): £50 (purchase, and test whilst on holiday – mandatory requirement in the 3 days before travel back to the UK)

POST RETURN TO UK TESTS – although you must purchase and register the kit so you have a code for your returning PLF

5)COVID-19 PCR DIY Home Tests – day 2 test (required after return from green and amber countries): £100

6)COVID-19 PCR DIY Home Tests – day 5 test to release (required after return from  amber countries to escape quarantine): £100

7)COVID-19 PCR DIY Home Tests – day 8 test (required after return from amber countries if not double vaccinated): £100

IMPORTANT – both these services are aimed at those who are wanting proof of their COVID status for the purposes of travel or work – it is not for those who have symptoms of COVID-19 or have any reason to believe they may have been infected with the virus. These patients should request a test on GOV.UK. 

What our customers say...

We love to get feedback from our customers, whether it be recognising the hard work of our pharmacy teams, hearing about the little things that made a difference to your experience, or even comments or concerns that might help us improve - all is welcome! If you would like to leave us some feedback, please contact us here

Judith Hoyle

Haxby Pharmacy Customer

I want to say how impressed I’ve been today with the service I’ve had at Haxby Pharmacy. I called in this morning for advice as I’ve just become unwell and I’m leaving first thing tomorrow on a trip to Lebanon. The pharmacist helped me to arrange an appointment with the local GP, as she suspected I needed antibiotics. I was able to pick up a prescription at the same pharmacy by no later than 3pm that day. Everyone I dealt with was pleasant and helpful and a credit to the pharmacy.

Jenny & Jim Lambert

Poppleton Pharmacy Customer

My husband had a large blister on his knee after a carpet burn. The pharmacist not only gave us reassuring advice, but told us how to treat it with the dressings she gave us by doing the first one for us. A week later, at another visit, she told us and showed us how to carry on with the care, saying how well it was doing. Care and advice like this would be almost impossible to obtain at the moment. We are very lucky to have such a friendly, expert pharmacist, willing to help so readily in our village. All the staff are helpful and friendly too.


Huntington Pharmacy Customer

I cannot thank Huntington Pharmacy enough for their excellent service. They managed to source some emergency supplies of tablets for my mum, which have been discontinued for the next three months. Without these tablets, my parents wouldn’t have been able to travel on their holiday and my mum would have been very poorly. The member of staff who was helping us managed to rectify this, overnight, which is just amazing. He went above and beyond to sort this out and we are so grateful, we cannot thank him enough.

David Finch

Fulford Pharmacy Customer

The staff in the pharmacy are fantastic. I suffer from migraines and the staff are always really helpful for medications and advice. If you live in Fulford, I urge you to use this pharmacy, I would recommend it to anyone.

Susan Richardson

Tower Court Pharmacy Customer

Wow, how kind, caring and helpful are the pharmacist and the staff? The care and help I have been given with dealing with my medication has been outstanding. Sometimes in life you are extremely lucky - I am that person. I couldn't wish for better help and support from you all. Thank you so very much.

John Fletcher

Water End Pharmacy Customer

I've been going to this chemist for twenty years and the staff are fantastic - polite, helpful and happy to help you with whatever you need. I highly recommend this chemist.

Rob Pickersgill

Bishopthorpe Road Pharmacy Customer

Excellent help when I needed an emergency supply of medication. Visiting York for the weekend and left my pills at home in Cheshire! Josh and the staff got on the phone to my GP and had me a supply in 15 minutes. I can't thank them enough!