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Chemist Warehouse Papanui

Pharmacy Service

Today

8:00 AM to 9:00 PM.

Description

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

We offer FREE Prescriptions. We would like to make access to healthcare affordable for all New Zealanders by taking $5 off the standard prescription charge. If your medicine is not fully subsidised there may be an additional cost.

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.

Please don't hesitate to contact us directly if you have any questions.

How do I access this service?

Anyone can access

Fees and Charges Description

FREE PRESCRIPTIONS * - We will discount your standard subsidised prescription charges by $5 which will make most of your prescriptions FREE. * If your medicine is not fully subsidised, there may be an additional cost. MEDICO PACKS - FREE

Hours

8:00 AM to 9:00 PM.

Mon – Sun 8:00 AM – 9:00 PM

Public Holidays: Open on all public holidays The following public holidays differ to standard opening hours: Good Friday (18 Apr, 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM).

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. Meningococcal vaccines: Meningococcal B (Bexsero) and Meningococcal ACWY (MenQuadfi). Contact us for availability. Adult flu vaccine: Available from 2nd April 2024.

  • Adult flu vaccine
  • Diphtheria / Tetanus / Pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine
  • Measles / Mumps / Rubella (MMR) vaccine
  • Shingles vaccine
  • Meningococcal vaccine
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine

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.

Meningococcal vaccines:
Meningococcal B (Bexsero) and Meningococcal ACWY (MenQuadfi). Contact us for availability.

Adult flu vaccine:
Available from 2nd April 2024.

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. We are only offering vaccinations by appointment only. Please go to Book my Vaccine to secure your place. Walk-ins will be accepted when there is capacity available. Covid Vaccination clinic operating hours are: Monday: CLOSED Tuesday: CLOSED Wednesday: 12:00-17:30 Thursday: 11:00-17:00 Friday: 12:00-17:30 Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED

  • Pfizer vaccine (12+ years) OR Pfizer booster (16+ 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.

We are only offering vaccinations by appointment only. Please go to Book my Vaccine to secure your place. Walk-ins will be accepted when there is capacity available.

Covid Vaccination clinic operating hours are: 

  • Monday: CLOSED
  • Tuesday: CLOSED
  • Wednesday: 12:00-17:30
  • Thursday: 11:00-17:00
  • Friday: 12:00-17:30
  • Saturday: CLOSED
  • Sunday: CLOSED
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. Paxlovid is the only provided antiviral in New Zealand. You will need a prescription from your doctor or nurse to receive the medication. This pharmacy has been approved to dispense Paxlovid to patients for FREE. Paxlovid (nirmatrelvir with ritonavir) is an oral antiviral tablet used to treat COVID-19 positive patients. Preliminary evidence suggests Paxlovid is effective against Omicron. It reduces the risk of hospitalisation for those who have a higher risk of hospitalisation or becoming seriously unwell. How to access the medication: Get in touch with your Doctor about a prescription for Paxlovid.

View the Ministry of Health website for information about COVID-19 antiviral medicine and who is eligible. Paxlovid is the only provided antiviral in New Zealand.

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

This pharmacy has been approved to dispense Paxlovid to patients for FREE.

Paxlovid (nirmatrelvir with ritonavir) is an oral antiviral tablet used to treat COVID-19 positive patients. Preliminary evidence suggests Paxlovid is effective against Omicron. It reduces the risk of hospitalisation for those who have a higher risk of hospitalisation or becoming seriously unwell. 

How to access the medication:

Get in touch with your Doctor about a prescription for Paxlovid.

Medicines 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) | Morning after pill

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.

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.

Medication for erection problem

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.

Stop smoking medication

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.

UTI – Urinary tract infection treatment

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.

Disability Assistance

Wheelchair access

Region

Canterbury

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Contact Details

8:00 AM to 9:00 PM.

Shop 2, 43 Langdons Road
Papanui
Christchurch
Canterbury 8053

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Shop 2, 43 Langdons Road
Papanui
Christchurch
Canterbury 8053

This page was last updated at 11:54AM on June 14, 2024. This information is reviewed and edited by Chemist Warehouse Papanui.