As a key part of your community healthcare team, we offer a range of services to complement your other providers. Use us as your first-port-of-call for healthcare advice. We will always refer to to a GP or other health professional if your problem is serious.
Nicotine replacement patches, gum and lozenges are now available through your pharmacist without a prescription for the standard $5 prescription fee, no consultation required
Treatment of minor ailments
Our pharmacists can recognise common health complaints such as thrush, allergies, pain or diarrhoea. We give advice or, where appropriate, medicines that will help to clear up a range of conditions.
Treatment for Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)
Our pharmacy is often the first point of call for advice and possible treatment options for women seeking relief for Urinary Tract Infections (often referred to as cystitis or bladder infection). Up until now women have had to be referred on to their General Practitioners for treatment particularly when an antibiotic is required. Most of our pharmacists have undertaken the approved training programme so they can now able to prescribe a three day course of trimethoprim 300mg tablets where appropriate.
Emergency Contraceptive Pill (ECP)
Contraceptive failure or having unprotected sex can be an extremely stressful situation for a woman to find herself in. The risk of pregnancy can be reduced by taking the emergency contraceptive pill (ECP), and is most effective the sooner it is taken. An accredited ECP pharmacist is available in our pharmacy to take you through a detailed consultation and provide the ECP if appropriate.
Do you currently pay for your Influenza vaccine? If you do, and you are between 13-65 years of age call in and see us for you flu jab, our qualified pharmacy vaccinators, Ant, Lisa, Emma, Annie and Sally can vaccinate you on the spot no appointment necessary. We also specialise in workplace flu jab clincs and are happy to come to your workplace for 15 or more people. You can save time by filling out your concent form at www.flushot.co.nz/
This year we are pleased to offer FluQuadri, which offers protection against 4 flu strains, as well as the more commonly used Vaxigrip which offers protection against 3 flu strains.
If your eyes look red and feel gritty and uncomfortable, or itchy, or if you have sticky fluid on your eyelids, you may have conjunctivitis. Our pharmacists can prescribe Chloramphenicol, an antibiotic eye drop or ointment to help you recover from a bacterial infection more quickly.
Tamiflu can now be prescribed by a pharmacist not only to treat flu symptoms but also a preventative treatment if you have come into contact with someone diagnosed with influenza.
Monitoring your condition at home
Many people choose to monitor their condition at home (diabetes, cholesterol or blood pressure for example). We can show you how to use the machine properly and ensure you know what the results mean. We can clean and check your Performa /Advantage AccuChek meter to make sure it is running as it should be, and will replace the batteries for free if needed.
Treatment for erection problems is now available direct from your pharmacist. All of our pharmacists are qualified to supply sildenafil (Viagra) without a prescription. If you are aged between 35-70 and are on no more than 1 blood pressure medication you may be eligible for supply. Call in and talk to us about this confidential service.
If you have kids at boarding school, university or another type of communal living, it is worth considering getting them vaccinated against meningitis. We recommend Menactra because it offers protection against strains A C Y & W-135. MenzB does not protect against these strains. Cost is $150
Whooping cough Vaccinations
Vaccination against pertussis is something to consider if you are likely to come into contact with infants (grandchildren) because they are unlikely to have immunity against this terrible cough. We offer Boostrix, which protects against diptheria, Tetanus and acellular pertussis. Cost is $65
If you are over 50 your risk of Shingles and chronic pain increases. If you have had chickenpox you are already carrying the virus that causes Shingles The pain from Shingles can last for months or even years after the pain has gone. We offer Zostavax vaccine which can help prevent Shingles. Cost is $230
Sometimes a headache that just won't shift is actually a migrane. Our pharmacists are trained to recognise the difference and advise on appropriate treatments, which may include anti nausea treatments or specific migrane relieving medicines
Medicines are only funded by the government for a certain period of time, and people often forget they have repeats on their medication to pick up. Don't let those repeats expire any more with a Pharmacy Message Reminder Service - if you have a repeat prescription with us, we can send you a reminder that it's due to expire - talk to your pharmacist about setting this service up for you!