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Antidote Cromwell

Pharmacy Service

Today

8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

Covid-19 testing

Not provided

This practice is not currently providing COVID-19 testing. Please contact antidote Lake Dunstan at 2A the Mall Cromwell 445-1112, otherwise please refer to a list of other testing services available.

Description

Welcome to antidote Cromwell.  We have been looking after locals and visitors to Cromwell since 1874.  We are very proud of our heritage.

At antidote Cromwell, our 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. We 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 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.

Dispensary Manager

Brock Dale

How do I access this service?

Anyone can access

Charges

Your medicine price may vary depending on the subsidy price negotiated by Pharmac.

A co-payment is incurred when you present a prescription - it may be $5, or $15 depending on the prescriber or Medical Practice.

A premium may be charged if the prescribed medicine is not fully subsidised. For medicines which are not included in the Pharmaceutical Schedule, you will be expected to pay the full cost of the medicine.

Additional charges may be incurred by the use of phone/fax for your prescription, reports printed, deliveries, compliance packaging, special procure or emergency supplies of medicine.  To avoid these charges please ask a staff member.

Hours

8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Sat 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Otago Anniversary (25 Mar), Good Friday (29 Mar), Easter Sunday (31 Mar), Easter Monday (1 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), King's Birthday (3 Jun), Matariki (28 Jun), Labour Day (28 Oct).

Languages Spoken

English, Filipino

Services Provided

Immunisation

Immunisation is the safest and most effective way to provide protection for you and your tamariki’s health. For more information view the NZ immunisation schedule. Immunisation is one of the most effective medical interventions to prevent infections and has led to the decline of many serious, potentially lethal diseases. There might be a charge for this service depending on your funding eligibility, and some vaccines will need to be ordered overnight. Please feel free to ask our trained pharmacists which vaccinations are suitable for you.

  • Adult flu vaccine
  • Measles / Mumps / Rubella (MMR) vaccine
  • Diphtheria / Tetanus / Pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine
  • Shingles vaccine
  • Meningococcal vaccine
  • 65 year old vaccinations
  • 45 year old vaccinations
  • Pregnancy vaccinations

Immunisation is the safest and most effective way to provide protection for you and your tamariki’s health. For more information view the NZ immunisation schedule.

Immunisation is one of the most effective medical interventions to prevent infections and has led to the decline of many serious, potentially lethal diseases. There might be a charge for this service depending on your funding eligibility, and some vaccines will need to be ordered overnight.  Please feel free to ask our trained pharmacists which vaccinations are suitable for you.

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 medication as prescribed. Pharmacists work together with the patient to address each issue. The pharmacist is able to assist you with managing your medications and can coordinate your medications so that your prescription repeats happen all at the same time and therefore require only one trip to have your prescriptions refilled. They can also provide you with a reminder service (via text message, email or phone call) to let you know when your next supply of medications is ready for collection. If you are having difficulties managing your medicines (e.g. forgetting to take them), please ask your pharmacist whether this service is right for you.

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 medication as prescribed. Pharmacists work together with the patient to address each issue. The pharmacist is able to assist you with managing your medications and can coordinate your medications so that your prescription repeats happen all at the same time and therefore require only one trip to have your prescriptions refilled. They can also provide you with a reminder service (via text message, email or phone call) to let you know when your next supply of medications is ready for collection. If you are having difficulties managing your medicines (e.g. forgetting to take them), please ask your pharmacist whether this service is right for you.

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 agreed. Could new methadone clients please remember to bring their photo ID on the first visit.

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 agreed.

Could new methadone clients please remember to bring their photo ID on the first visit.

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.

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 have to pay any pharmacy charges for your Maviret.

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 have to pay any pharmacy charges for your Maviret.

Medicines compliance packaging

This pharmacy can repack your medicines into compliance packaging (blister packs or sachet rolls) that specifies when you should take them. These can be supplied as weekly or monthly packs depending on your needs. This type of packaging can help you to take your medicine at the right time. It can also make it easier to see if you have missed a dose or are running out. It is useful if you are travelling as it avoids having to take multiple containers.

This pharmacy can repack your medicines into compliance packaging (blister packs or sachet rolls) that specifies when you should take them. These can be supplied as weekly or monthly packs depending on your needs. This type of packaging can help you to take your medicine at the right time. It can also make it easier to see if you have missed a dose or are running out. It is useful if you are travelling as it avoids having to take multiple containers.

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 after unprotected intercourse but may be taken up to 72 hours after. There is usually a charge associated with receiving the ECP, although at some pharmacies the ECP may be provided fully funded for eligible people.

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 after unprotected intercourse but may be taken up to 72 hours after. There is usually a charge associated with receiving the ECP, although at some pharmacies the ECP may be provided fully funded for eligible people.

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 any expired or unwanted medicines, or needles/lancets and syringes to your pharmacy. In doing so, we can make our home a safer place, help safeguard our community and protect our environment. There is no charge for this 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 any expired or unwanted medicines, or needles/lancets and syringes to your pharmacy. In doing so, we can make our home a safer place, help safeguard our community and protect our environment. There is no charge for this service.

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 personal use. Cromwell Pharmacy is a Level 2 supplier, according to the NEST programme in New Zealand.

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 personal use.

Cromwell Pharmacy is a Level 2 supplier, according to the NEST programme in New Zealand. 

Sildenafil dispensing for erectile dysfunction

This pharmacy has specially trained pharmacists who are able to prescribe sildenafil (also called Viagra®, Vedafil® and Silvasta®) for erectile dysfunction in men aged 35 – 70 years who meet specific assessment criteria.

This pharmacy has specially trained pharmacists who are able to prescribe sildenafil (also called Viagra®, Vedafil® and Silvasta®) for erectile dysfunction in men aged 35 – 70 years who meet specific assessment criteria.

Urinary tract infections (UTIs)

This pharmacy has trained pharmacists who can supply the antibiotics nitrofurantoin or trimethoprim for urinary tract infections. These are available without a prescription to women between 16 and 65 years of age, who are not pregnant and do not have any other complicating factors. The pharmacist will complete a consultation to make sure the medicine is appropriate and refer you to the GP if required.

This pharmacy has trained pharmacists who can supply the antibiotics nitrofurantoin or trimethoprim for urinary tract infections. These are available without a prescription to women between 16 and 65 years of age, who are not pregnant and do not have any other complicating factors. The pharmacist will complete a consultation to make sure the medicine is appropriate and refer you to the GP if required.

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.

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

Selected oral contraceptives

Our specially trained pharmacists can supply selected oral contraceptives without a prescription under certain circumstances. Up to six months’ supply of selected oral contraceptives can be sold to women who have previously been prescribed the same oral contraceptive within the last three years and who have not developed any risk factors. There is a charge for both the medicine and the consultation when you receive this service.

Our specially trained pharmacists can supply selected oral contraceptives without a prescription under certain circumstances.

Up to six months’ supply of selected oral contraceptives can be sold to women who have previously been prescribed the same oral contraceptive within the last three years and who have not developed any risk factors.

There is a charge for both the medicine and the consultation when you receive this service.

COVID-19 Vaccination

Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is an important step you can take to protect yourself, your kaumātua and whānau from the effects of the virus. For more information on the COVID-19 vaccines and eligibility visit Ministry of Health - COVID-19 vaccines Covid-19 vaccines can be administered before, after, or at the same time as other national schedule vaccines. When the Nuvaxovid vaccine is given at the same time as the Shingrix shingles vaccine or the Fluad Quad flu vaccine, there may be a chance of experiencing a stronger post-vaccination response and you should discuss this with your vaccinator. Covid vaccinations are available for 12 years old and over most days. Boosters are for 18 years and over. Monday to Friday We take bookings Monday to Friday between 9am and 12pm, and 2pm and 5pm. Walkins may be available subject to stock and staff availability so it is safest to make a booking via BookMyVaccine. If you are having trouble booking, please ask a staff member for help. General

  • Pfizer vaccine (12+ years)
  • Anyone currently eligible can access
  • Make an appointment

Getting a COVID-19 vaccine is an important step you can take to protect yourself, your kaumātua and whānau from the effects of the virus. For more information on the COVID-19 vaccines and eligibility visit Ministry of Health - COVID-19 vaccines

Covid-19 vaccines can be administered before, after, or at the same time as other national schedule vaccines. When the Nuvaxovid vaccine is given at the same time as the Shingrix shingles vaccine or the Fluad Quad flu vaccine, there may be a chance of experiencing a stronger post-vaccination response and you should discuss this with your vaccinator.

Covid vaccinations are available for 12 years old and over most days.  Boosters are for 18 years and over.

Monday to Friday

We take bookings Monday to Friday between 9am and 12pm, and 2pm and 5pm. Walkins may be available subject to stock and staff availability so it is safest to make a booking via BookMyVaccine. If you are having trouble booking, please ask a staff member for help.

General

Home deliveries

We will happily deliver prescriptions to homes and workplaces provided someone will be there to accept them. There is a nominal charge of $5 for this safe and confidential service, which runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 4 and 5.30pm. Payments can be by way of cash on delivery or via internet banking. Please advise if you are Covid-positive when requesting a home delivery.

We will happily deliver prescriptions to homes and workplaces provided someone will be there to accept them.  There is a nominal charge of $5 for this safe and confidential service, which runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 4 and 5.30pm.  Payments can be by way of cash on delivery or via internet banking.

Please advise if you are Covid-positive when requesting a home delivery.

Repeat reminder services

With your consent, we will sign you up to our free repeat reminder service, designed to help busy people remember to collect their repeats on a regular basis. Reminders can be through text, email or phone calls. Repeats will only be made up at your request.

With your consent, we will sign you up to our free repeat reminder service, designed to help busy people remember to collect their repeats on a regular basis.  Reminders can be through text, email or phone calls.  Repeats will only be made up at your request.

Aseptic dispensing

This pharmacy is approved to do aseptic dispensing. This includes preparing eye drops and sterile syringes (for syringe drivers). These products are made by our staff in a sterile environment so that they are safe to use.

This pharmacy is approved to do aseptic dispensing. This includes preparing eye drops and sterile syringes (for syringe drivers). These products are made by our staff in a sterile environment so that they are safe to use.

My Vaccination Documents - get in person

Our service can help you request and print the following documents: International Travel Vaccination Certificate Your vaccination record We also load your overseas vaccinations so you can access the My Vaccine Pass.

Our service can help you request and print the following documents:

  • International Travel Vaccination Certificate
  • Your vaccination record

We also load your overseas vaccinations so you can access the My Vaccine Pass.

Face Mask Exemption Pass - get in person

Our service can assist you to print and apply for a Face Mask Exemption Pass.

Our service can assist you to print and apply for a Face Mask Exemption Pass.

Selected oral contraceptives

Our specially trained pharmacists can supply selected oral contraceptives without a prescription under certain circumstances. Up to six months’ supply of selected oral contraceptives can be sold to women who have previously been prescribed the same oral contraceptive within the last three years and who have not developed any risk factors. There is a charge for both the medicine and the consultation when you receive this service.

Our specially trained pharmacists can supply selected oral contraceptives without a prescription under certain circumstances.

Up to six months’ supply of selected oral contraceptives can be sold to women who have previously been prescribed the same oral contraceptive within the last three years and who have not developed any risk factors.

There is a charge for both the medicine and the consultation when you receive this service.

COVID-19 Care in the Community

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

  • Home delivery of medicines
  • No co-payments for prescriptions for Covid-positive patients isolating at home
  • Medicine management consultations

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

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.

  • This pharmacy can deliver the medicine to your home free of charge

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 after you test positive or develop symptoms to see if the medicines are right for you. If you feel unwell or have COVID-19 symptoms, please DO NOT present to the pharmacy - Phone us on 03 445 1145, and ask to speak to a pharmacist regarding COVID-19 antiviral medication.

  • This pharmacy can deliver the medicine to your home free of charge

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 after you test positive or develop symptoms to see if the medicines are right for you.

If you feel unwell or have COVID-19 symptoms, please DO NOT present to the pharmacy - Phone us on 03 445 1145, and ask to speak to a pharmacist regarding COVID-19 antiviral medication.

HIV PrEP and PEP dispensing (same day or by pre-order)

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) are medications to prevent HIV in people who are HIV-negative and at high risk of being exposed to HIV. View the Burnett Foundation Aotearoa website for more information about PrEP and PEP. A prescription will be required from your doctor or health provider. If you need to receive your HIV PrEP or PEP medicines the same day you present your prescription, please contact our pharmacy to check if we can have stock available.

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) are medications to prevent HIV in people who are HIV-negative and at high risk of being exposed to HIV. View the Burnett Foundation Aotearoa website for more information about PrEP and PEP.

A prescription will be required from your doctor or health provider.

If you need to receive your HIV PrEP or PEP medicines the same day you present your prescription, please contact our pharmacy to check if we can have stock available.

Special Assistance Support (COVID-19 Vaccination)

Special Assistance Support (COVID-19 Vaccination)

  • Wheelchair access

Disability Assistance

Wheelchair access

Parking

There are three dedicated pharmacy car parks at our back door which is accessible from Waenga Dr, near the Cromwell Medical Centre.  Please feel free to use them remembering that due to Mall congestion you should park for a maximum of 20 minutes only.

Region

Central Lakes

Covid-19 vaccination booking URL

www.bookmyvaccine.co.nz

Contact Details

22 The Mall, Cromwell

Central Lakes

8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

22 The Mall
Cromwell
Otago 9310

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Street Address

22 The Mall
Cromwell
Otago 9310

Postal Address

PO Box 13
Cromwell 9342

This page was last updated at 2:48PM on December 6, 2023. This information is reviewed and edited by Antidote Cromwell.