Pharmacy hours are established by each town's City Hall, though such establishments are generally open from 9.30am to 2pm and from 4:30 to 8:00pm. There is one excellent pharmacy in Playa de Santiago which is open during normal shopping hours.

Besides this set schedule, however, a series of pharmacies are required to remain open on an "on call" basis as well. All pharmaceutical dispensaries provide a list of addresses of the establishments that are "on call" with the nearest ones clearly indicated. This list is also printed in the daily newspapers.