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Alexandra Pharmacy

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Note: This is NOT a RAT Collection Site.  Please refer to the list of RATS Collection Sites. 

Today

9:00 AM to 5:30 PM.

Covid-19 testing

Testing for International Travel

This pharmacy provides pre-departure testing for people who are travelling. Please call to book an appointment.

Description

Pharmacists can help to support the health of your family; they can provide advice and treatment for common minor illnesses for all ages.

Pharmacists ensure that prescriptions are dispensed correctly and that the medicine and dose is appropriate for you, so that you receive the maximum benefits from your medicines. Your pharmacist will help you understand what your medicines are prescribed for, how to take them, possible side effects and how to store them.

All advice and treatment is conducted in a professional and confidential manner and most services are provided free of charge and do not generally require an appointment.

For safe disposal, please return any expired or unwanted medicines, or needles/lancets and syringes to your pharmacy. There is no charge for this service.

Hours

9:00 AM to 5:30 PM.

Mon – Fri9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Sat9:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Labour Day (24 Oct), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Otago Anniversary (20 Mar), Good Friday (7 Apr), Easter Sunday (9 Apr), Easter Monday (10 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), Queen's Birthday (5 Jun).

Languages Spoken

English

Services Provided

COVID-19 antiviral medicine (if you have a prescription from your doctor or nurse)

View the Ministry of Health website for information about COVID-19 antiviral medicine and who is eligible.

You will need a prescription from your doctor or nurse to receive the medication.

COVID-19 antiviral medicine (if you may be eligible but don’t have a prescription)

View the Ministry of Health website for information about COVID-19 antiviral medicine and who is eligible.

To receive the medication please call and talk to the pharmacist first, either immediately…

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COVID-19 Care in the Community

  • Home delivery of medicines
  • No co-payments for prescriptions for Covid-positive patients isolating at home
  • Medicine management consultations
  • In-home visits to support OST (opioid substitution treatment)

We are able to offer additional support and funded services to eligible people isolating at home due to COVID-19.

Clozapine dispensing

It is very important that you receive regular blood tests while you are taking clozapine. We will check your blood tests to make sure the appropriate dose of clozapine is…

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Long-term conditions (LTC) service

This service is designed for people with long-term illnesses who may need support with their medicines. An assessment is used to identify the things that affect their ability to take…

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Medicines use review service (MURS)

Medicines Use Review Service enables community pharmacists to work with people who are on complex medicine regimens or have difficulty managing their medications. Our pharmacists are MUR accredited and can…

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Opioid Substitution Treatment Service

This pharmacy works alongside the DHB Opioid Substitution Treatment (OST) programme. Pharmacy staff can administer methadone or Suboxone on a daily, or a takeaway basis, depending on what has been…

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Smoking cessation

Pharmacy staff are trained to provide a service to help people to stop smoking. This service includes advice and providing quit smoking support aids e.g. nicotine gum.

Maviret dispensing for hepatitis C

This pharmacy has been registered to dispense Maviret (glecaprevir and pibrentasvir) for the treatment of Hep C and to provide you with counselling to support your treatment. You will not…

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Sildenafil dispensing for erectile dysfunction

This pharmacy has specially trained pharmacists who are able to prescribe sildenafil for erectile dysfunction in men aged 35 – 70 years who meet specific assessment criteria.

Blister packs

This pharmacy can provide you with individually made blister packs of your medicines. These can be supplied weekly, fortnightly, or monthly depending on your needs. This type of packaging can…

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Disability aids

Emergency contraceptive pill (ECP)

Your pharmacists are trained to assess whether the ECP is appropriate for you. This is done in a confidential manner. The ECP works best if taken as soon as possible…

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Incontinence products

Medicine & needles disposal service

Unwanted medicines are often dumped into the toilet, tipped down the sink or put out with the garbage, which starts a journey that can seriously harm the environment. Please return…

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Needle exchange service

This pharmacy is part of the needle exchange service and is happy to assist with the disposal of unwanted sharps in a safe, hygienic manner and provide clean needles for…

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Specialised wound care

Some wounds require extra attention and skill to manage. This pharmacy has staff qualified to do this and can refer you to your doctor if necessary.

Trimethoprim dispensing

This pharmacy has trained pharmacists who can supply the antibiotic, trimethoprim, for women aged between 16 and 65 who have an uncomplicated urinary tract infection.

WINZ and other reports

If you require reports on your medicines or the cost of your medicines please ask a member of the pharmacy team.

Disability Assistance

Wheelchair access

Wheelchair Access

Yes

Parking

Ample parking at the back door of the pharmacy.  Public toilet located in car park

Region

Central Lakes

Contact Details

9:00 AM to 5:30 PM.

For accounts and office enquiries please email alex.pharm@xtra.co.nz

60 Centennial Avenue
Alexandra
Otago 9320

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Street Address

60 Centennial Avenue
Alexandra
Otago 9320

This page was last updated at 9:56AM on August 15, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Alexandra Pharmacy.