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City Health Pharmacy Ltd

Pharmacy Service

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

 PLEASE DO NOT COME IN TO THE PHARMACY if you are COVID positive or a household contact or self-isolating

Today

8:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

Covid-19 testing

Not provided

This practice is not currently providing COVID-19 testing. Please refer to a list of other testing services available.

Description

We are your local friendly pharmacy – here for you 7 days a week except the occasional public holiday. Friendly service and advice. We stock many of life's health essentials and a large range of gifts.

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. 

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

How do I access this service?

Anyone can access

Hours

8:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Sat – Sun 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Matariki (28 Jun). Open Waitangi Day (6 Feb, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM), Good Friday (29 Mar, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM), Easter Sunday (31 Mar), Easter Monday (1 Apr, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM), ANZAC Day (25 Apr, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM), King's Birthday (3 Jun, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM), Labour Day (28 Oct, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM), Wellington Anniversary (20 Jan, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM).

Languages Spoken

English, Hindi, Mandarin Chinese, Gujarati, Spanish, Afrikaans, Cantonese Chinese

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. Flu vaccination (5+years) Walk Ins or by appointment using bookmyvaccine.health.nz or calling us on 06 355 5287. Vaccinations available Mon to Fri 9.30am to 1pm and 2.00pm to 4.00 pm

  • Adult flu vaccine
  • Measles / Mumps / Rubella (MMR) vaccine
  • Diphtheria / Tetanus / Pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine
  • Shingles 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.

Flu vaccination  (5+years)  Walk Ins or by appointment using bookmyvaccine.health.nz  or calling us on
06 355 5287.

Vaccinations available Mon to Fri 9.30am to 1pm and 2.00pm to 4.00 pm 

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. If delivery is required for COVID-19 antivirals, prescriptions received before 3pm will be same day delivery, or may be collected for you by a friend/family member who is not isolating.

  • 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.

If delivery is required for COVID-19 antivirals, prescriptions received before 3pm will be same day delivery, or may be collected for you by a friend/family member who is not isolating.

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
  • In-home visits to support OST (opioid substitution treatment)
  • Other

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Childhood Gastroenteritis Service

Our pharmacy has trained pharmacists available to assess dehydration and provide oral rehydration solutions to children from 3 months - 15 years inclusive. Funded by Midcentral DHB. Children need to be taken to the pharmacy to receive this FREE service. Please phone first to ensure a trained pharmacist is available on the day.

Our pharmacy has trained pharmacists available to assess dehydration and provide oral rehydration solutions to children from 3 months - 15 years inclusive. Funded by Midcentral DHB.

Children need to be taken to the pharmacy to receive this FREE service. Please phone first to ensure a trained pharmacist is available on the day.

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.

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.

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 ensure that you have access to the medicines you need, and that you have the tools, information and understanding to enable you to take your medicines as prescribed by your doctor. MUR is intended to improve community health and reduce hospital admissions. The pharmacist will send a report to your doctor about what you discussed and perhaps make suggestions that will help you manage your medicines better.

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 ensure that you have access to the medicines you need, and that you have the tools, information and understanding to enable you to take your medicines as prescribed by your doctor. MUR is intended to improve community health and reduce hospital admissions. The pharmacist will send a report to your doctor about what you discussed and perhaps make suggestions that will help you manage your medicines better.

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.

Incontinence products

This pharmacy offers a range of incontinence products and can assist you in selecting the most suitable to help you manage loss of bladder control.

This pharmacy offers a range of incontinence products and can assist you in selecting the most suitable to help you manage loss of bladder control.

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.

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.

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.

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. Pfizer Booster Dose 16 +years - ONLY Vaccination Times: Tuesday and Friday 9.30am -1pm and 2pm to 4.00 pm Make you appointment using bookmyvaccine.health.nz or calling us on 06 355 5287. Flu vaccine can be administered at the same time

  • 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.

 Pfizer Booster Dose  16 +years  - ONLY 

Vaccination Times: Tuesday and Friday 9.30am -1pm and 2pm to 4.00 pm

Make  you appointment using  bookmyvaccine.health.nz or calling us on 06 355 5287.

 Flu vaccine can be administered at the same time

Special Assistance Support (COVID-19 Vaccination)

Special Assistance Support (COVID-19 Vaccination)

  • Wheelchair access

Disability Assistance

Wheelchair access

Region

MidCentral

Website

Covid-19 vaccination booking URL

Contact Details

8:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

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22 Victoria Avenue
Palmerston North
Manawatu-Wanganui 4410

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22 Victoria Avenue
Palmerston North
Manawatu-Wanganui 4410

This page was last updated at 10:12AM on February 19, 2024. This information is reviewed and edited by City Health Pharmacy Ltd.