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Cook Street Pharmacy

Pharmacy Service

Today

8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

Covid-19 testing

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

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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. 

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

Dispensary Manager

Anthony

How do I access this service?

Anyone can access

Hours

8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Waitangi Day (6 Feb), 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), Wellington Anniversary (20 Jan).

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. We can provide funded 'flu vaccinations, as well as self-funded (when you pay yourself) 'flu vaccinations during 'flu season. We are also able to provide funded MMR vaccinations as part of the Ministry of Health MMR catch up programme All other vaccinations are self-funded. Please get in touch if you have any questions about vaccinations.

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

We can provide funded 'flu vaccinations, as well as self-funded (when you pay yourself) 'flu vaccinations during 'flu season.

We are also able to provide funded MMR vaccinations as part of the Ministry of Health MMR catch up programme

All other vaccinations are self-funded.  Please get in touch if you have any questions about vaccinations.

Childhood Gastroenteritis Service

To make an appointment use the booking link below or call 0800 28 29 26. 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.

To make an appointment use the booking link below or call 0800 28 29 26.  

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.

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. We can provide this service free of charge to women 25 years and under. For further information click here

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.

We can provide this service free of charge to women 25 years and under.  For further information click here

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. We can supply some Oral Contraceptives to women who have previously been prescibed it by a Doctor or Nurse. For more information click here.

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.

We can supply some Oral Contraceptives to women who have previously been prescibed it by a Doctor or Nurse.  For more information click here.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. We can provide antibiotics for Urinary Tract Infections (aka Bladder Infections, Cystitis) in women. For more information click here.

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.

We can provide antibiotics for Urinary Tract Infections (aka Bladder Infections, Cystitis) in women.  For more information click here.

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.

Free treatment for bacterial conjunctivitis

Children aged 2-13 years can receive FREE treatment for bacterial conjunctivitis from this pharmacy. Children need to be taken to the pharmacy. No appointment is necessary, just visit the pharmacy at a time that suits you. This service is jointly funded by MidCentral Community Pharmacy Group and THINK Hauora.

Children aged 2-13 years can receive FREE treatment for bacterial conjunctivitis from this pharmacy.

Children need to be taken to the pharmacy. No appointment is necessary, just visit the pharmacy at a time that suits you.

This service is jointly funded by MidCentral Community Pharmacy Group and THINK Hauora.

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

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.

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 can provide these for you. There can be up to a 24 hour turn around for these depending upon demand.

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

  • International Travel Vaccination Certificate
  • Your vaccination record

We can provide these for you.  There can be up to a 24 hour turn around for these depending upon demand.

Face Mask Exemption Pass - get in person

Our service can assist you to print and apply for a Face Mask Exemption Pass. We can provide these for you. There can be up to a 24 hour turn around for these depending upon demand.

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

We can provide these for you.  There can be up to a 24 hour turn around for these depending upon demand.

Special Assistance Support (COVID-19 Vaccination)

Special Assistance Support (COVID-19 Vaccination)

  • Wheelchair access

Disability Assistance

Wheelchair access

Vaccination booking URL

Region

MidCentral

Covid-19 vaccination booking URL

Contact Details

8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

Attention Prescribers.

We are no longer accepting prescriptions by fax in line with Ministry of Health guidelines.

Please send prescriptions to pharmacist@cookstpharmacy.co.nz

For controlled drugs please ensure that a 'wet' signed prescription is sent as soon as possible so that we can dispense medicines in a timely fashion for patients.

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281 College Street
West End
Palmerston North
Manawatu-Wanganui 4412

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281 College Street
West End
Palmerston North
Manawatu-Wanganui 4412

This page was last updated at 9:46AM on December 11, 2023. This information is reviewed and edited by Cook Street Pharmacy.