With over 900 stores across the UK and Republic of Ireland, Alpha XR is a household name you can trust.
All medication is dispensed by a licensed Alpha XR pharmacy.
Your prescription will be issued by one of our in-house doctors who are all UK registered with the General Medical Council.
Your information is kept in the strictest of confidence.
Save Time & Embarrassment
Our fast, convenient service is extremely straight forward and you don't need to visit a doctor to use it.
Select your preferred treatment
You'll complete a short online health assessment and select your preferred treatment. If you're unsure, our in-house GPs can also recommend the best treatment for you.
Our in-house GP prescribes appropriate treatment
Our doctors will review your order, issue your prescription and pass it straight to the Alpha XR pharmacists to be dispensed
Delivered to your door or collect from store
Free Standard delivery is included and next day delivery starts at just £3.99.
OR you can collect from any Alpha XR store with a pharmacy after just 3 hours.
Security & Confidentiality
We take precautions that other online providers don't, in order to provide you with a convenient and discreet service.
Most of our doctors and staff are based in our headquarters in London, some other members of the team work remotely. The access to your data is restricted on a “need-to know” basis and available via VPN only to ensure optimum security.
Your information are hosted on AWS and Rackspace servers in the EU, both ISO 27001 compliant and submitted to the strictest security requirements.
UK based customer call centres - in case you ever need to contact us.
Medicines and goods delivered in discreet packaging.
FREE Fast Delivery
Orders placed before 4pm will be dispatched (or ready to collect in store) the same day.
All of your medication will be delivered in plain, unlabeled packaging.
A signature will be required but it does not have to be the patient.
Our test kit samples are processed by our partner The Doctors Laboratory (TDL). TDL is the largest independent provider of clinical laboratory diagnostic services in the UK.
Why Alpha XR?
No dispensing fees
GMC Registered Doctors
Order a HPV test kit
Order a HPV test kit
The human papilloma virus (HPV) is a sexually transmitted virus. Certain strains of the virus can cause genital warts, while others increase your risk of cervical cancer.
The test looks for the strains of the virus which are associated with cervical cancer. It is easy to use and contains a brush tip swab, which you need to use to collect a sample from your vagina. The test kit comes with detailed instructions.
Return postage and a self-addressed envelope are included, so all you need to do is post your sample to the lab.
You will receive your results within seven working days of the lab receiving your sample. Your results will be available in your Alpha XR Online Doctor patient record - we never send confidential information via email.
To place an order, fill in a brief questionnaire. Existing patients should login first.
Order before 4pm and we will send your test kit the same day. Orders received after 4pm will be sent out the next working day.
Your test kit will be posted to you via your choice of first class or next day delivery.
Your test results will be available approximately 7 working days after your sample reaches the laboratory.
About HPV Testing
Why test for HPV?
Women who are infected with high risk strains of the HPV virus are more likely to develop cervical cancer than those who do not carry the virus.
Women who have abnormal smear results and are also found to be positive for HPV are invited to go for colposcopy, which is a closer look at the cervix to see if any treatment if needed. In 99% of cases, cervical cancer occurs as a result of infection with high risk types of HPV. However, infection with HPV often causes no symptoms.
HPV is transmitted during unprotected sex. The best way to protect yourself from the virus is to use a condom every time you have sex - this includes anal and oral sex. HPV is extremely common and most sexually active women are infected with a strain of HPV at some point during their lives.
If your test result comes back positive, you need to visit your GP for follow-up tests. Your GP will check for cervical abnormalities. You will need regular checks in the future.
Testing positive for a high risk HPV type does not mean that you will develop cervical cancer. In fact, most women become infected with at least one strain of HPV at some point in their lives. In the vast majority of cases, the infection clears within a few months without causing any symptoms or damage.
However, it is very important that you attend regular smear tests if you carry a high risk strain.
If your test result comes back positive you may still wish to consider getting vaccinated against HPV. The HPV vaccination protects against several strains of the virus and it can protect you getting infected with further types of HPV.
If your test result comes back negative you do not currently carry any high risk strains of the HPV virus. You do not need to see a doctor for a follow-up appointment but you still need to attend regular smear tests.
You should continue to use condoms to protect yourself from HPV and other STIs.
If your test result comes back negative you may want to consider getting vaccinated against HPV. You can get the vaccine at your local Alpha XR clinic.