- Pharmacies or chemists sell medicines and various small items usually related to health in some way.
- You can buy non-prescription painkillers and take a prescription from a doctor to receive prescription medicine.
- Pharmacy opening times vary. The Lyfja branches at Lágmúli and Smáratorg are open to midnight every night.
- An incremental payment system has been in place since May 2013. This payment system is based on incremental participation, whereby a person pays proportionally less the more their medical product expenses rise over a twelve-month period.
- During the first stage, you pay the full cost of your medicinal products; during the second, 15% of the cost; and during the third, 7.5%.
- Once medical product expenses have reached a certain limit, medicinal products are paid entirely by medical insurance for the rest of the period in question.
All medicinal products payable by Icelandic Health Insurance (IHI) (including medicinal products for which the person has received an approved medical discount card) are included in the payment stages. Any medicinal products not payable by Icelandic Health Insurance (IHI) are not included in the payment stages. For further information, see sjukra.is.
- Non-prescription medicinal products are paid by the patient in full.
- Medicinal products can be found in pharmacies or chemists.