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Countdown Pharmacy Dunedin Central

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9:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

Covid-19 vaccination

COVID-19 Vaccination

  • Pfizer vaccine (12+ years)
  • Anyone currently eligible can access
  • Make an appointment
  • No appointment required
  • 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

The majority of routine vaccinations can now be administered before, after, or at the same time as your COVID-19 vaccinations. The exception to this is the Zostavax (shingles) vaccine where a 7-day gap before or after receiving the Pfizer COVID-19 is advised. If you have any questions, please discuss with your healthcare provider.

Covid-19 pass

My Vaccination Documents - get in person

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

  • My Vaccine Pass
  • International Travel Vaccination Certificate
  • Your vaccination record

Face Mask Exemption Pass - get in person

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

Covid-19 testing

Testing for International Travel

We provide pre-departure testing for people who are travelling. Please bring ypur passport and travel dcouments.

There is a charge of $50 per person and you must provide your own RAT tests or buy them from us.

Please check the criteria for the country that you are travelling to -generally you need to take the test within 24 hours of your scheduled international departure time but some countries may allow a wider window

RATs Community Collection Site (Pre-order required)

Rapid antigen tests (RATs) can be ordered and then collected at this site.

Before going to a collection site, you must place an order via https://requestrats.covid19.health.nz/ OR free call 0800222478

Provides free face masks

This site offers free face masks when people are collecting RATs (subject to availability).

Description

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

Our friendly team is here to help. Drop off your prescription and we can prepare it while you shop!

Our email address is on the label on your medicines - please email us a few days in advance to order your repeat prescriptions

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

Peter Barron

Ages

Child / Tamariki, Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

Charges

No $5 standard subsidised prescription charge per item payable. Other charges relating to patient co-payment for specialists, dentists prescriptions, non funded, partially funded and non-funded items may apply. For non-standard co-payments this generally means that the $15 per item charge is reduced to $10 per item. If you have a Coummunity Services Card please advise us.

Also please advise us if you have had any prescriptions dispensed at other pharmacies so that we ensure that correct exepmption fees are applied

Hours

9:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

Mon – Sun9:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Good Friday (7 Apr), Easter Sunday (9 Apr). Open Labour Day (24 Oct), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Otago Anniversary (20 Mar, 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM), Easter Monday (10 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr, 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM), Queen's Birthday (5 Jun), Matariki (14 Jul).

Languages Spoken

English, Chinese, Hindi, Telugu, German, Cantonese Chinese, Fijian Indian, Malay, Mandarin Chinese, Māori, Solomons Pijin

Services Provided

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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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.

Free after hours prescriptions for under 14s

We are able to fill your under-14 year old's prescription for free (if the medication is fully funded) both within normal working hours and after hours.

Vaccines

  • Influenza (flu) vaccine
  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine (MMR)
  • Varicella zoster (shingles) vaccine

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 may be a charge for…

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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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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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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.

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.

Influenza (flu) vaccines

This pharmacy has staff that are trained and authorised to give flu vaccinations. Many pharmacies will vaccinate children – call the pharmacy to check first.

Flu vaccinations are free for those…

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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.

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…

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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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COVID-19 Vaccination

  • Pfizer vaccine (12+ years)
  • Anyone currently eligible can access
  • Make an appointment
  • No appointment required
  • 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…

More

My Vaccination Documents - get in person

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

  • My Vaccine Pass
  • International Travel Vaccination Certificate
  • Your vaccination record

Face Mask Exemption Pass - get in person

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

Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) Vaccine

This service has staff that are trained and authorised to give MMR vaccines. The MMR vaccination is free for people aged from 16 to 49 years (inclusive).

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

  • 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.…

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

  • 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…

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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.

Wheelchair Access

Yes

Parking

Plenty of free parking whilst shopping at Countdown

Please be aware that  the carpark is patrolled and if you leave your vehicle in the carpark whilst you shop elsewhere off-site  you will probably receive a $60 ticket

Region

Dunedin - South Otago

Contact Details

309 Cumberland Street, Dunedin

Dunedin - South Otago

9:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

309 Cumberland Street
Dunedin 9016

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309 Cumberland Street
Dunedin 9016

This page was last updated at 11:44AM on August 4, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Countdown Pharmacy Dunedin Central.