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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.  Needles/sharps must be returned in the yellow sharps bins only.

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

How do I access this service?

Anyone can access, Casual (not enrolled) patients

Fees and Charges Description

FREE prescriptions for all children under 14 years old.

FREE prescriptions provided for everybody.

FREE Headlice treatments
FREE Skin checks and skin infection treatments - antiseptic cream and antibiotics * consult with Pharmacist needed
FREE scabies lotions
FREE Throat Swabs for sore throats ( age 4-19 years, and household members of someone with sore throat ages  4-35 years )
FREE Emergency Contraceptive Pill - up to age 25
FREE Vaccines*

Hours

Mon 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Tue 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Wed – Fri 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed King's Birthday (3 Jun), Matariki (28 Jun), Labour Day (28 Oct), Auckland Anniversary (27 Jan), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (18 Apr), Easter Sunday (20 Apr), Easter Monday (21 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr).

Languages Spoken

English

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. SHINGLES VACCINE - Now available at Edgecumbe Pharmacy - FREE if you are 65 years old. FLU VACCINE - At the pharmacy, the Flu Vaccine is available to ages 3 years and over - so yes get your kids protected too ! Immunisation is one of the most effective medical interventions to prevent infections and has led to the decline of many serious, potentially lethal, diseases. This pharmacy has pharmacists that are trained to give FLU and MMR and Boosrix, and Shingles and Covid-19 vaccines. The flu vaccination is FREE for: all people 65 years and older pregnant women and free if you have an eligible long term medical condition eg asthma, heart, COPD, immunity etc All children ages 3 - 12 years Measles ( MMR ) Vaccine is free, for MMR vaccine at the pharmacy ages 15 - 49. (Children MMR please book with your GP)

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

SHINGLES VACCINE - Now available at Edgecumbe Pharmacy - FREE if you are 65 years old.

FLU VACCINE -
At the pharmacy, the Flu Vaccine is available to ages 3 years and over - so yes get your kids protected too !

Immunisation is one of the most effective medical interventions to prevent infections and has led to the decline of many serious, potentially lethal, diseases. 

This pharmacy has pharmacists that are trained to give FLU and MMR and Boosrix, and Shingles and Covid-19 vaccines.

The flu vaccination is FREE for:

  • all people 65 years and older
  •  pregnant women
  • and free if you have an eligible long term medical condition eg asthma, heart, COPD, immunity etc
  • All children ages 3 - 12 years

Measles ( MMR )  Vaccine is free,  for MMR vaccine at the pharmacy ages 15 - 49.   (Children MMR please book with your GP)

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. Getting a free 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 visit Ministry of Health - COVID-19 vaccines

  • Pfizer vaccine (12+ years) OR Pfizer booster (16+ years)
  • Child Pfizer vaccine (5-11 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

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.

Getting a free 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  visit Ministry of Health - COVID-19 vaccines

Medication for long term conditions

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. ECP is provided FREE if you are under 25 years old.

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.

ECP is provided FREE if you are under 25 years old.

Clozapine dispensing

It is very important that you receive regular blood tests while you are taking clozapine and these will be organised through your prescribing healthcare professional. We will check your blood tests to make sure the appropriate dose of clozapine is dispensed for you.

It is very important that you receive regular blood tests while you are taking clozapine and these will be organised through your prescribing healthcare professional. We will check your blood tests to make sure the appropriate dose of clozapine is dispensed for you.

Sachet robotic medicine rolls

This pharmacy can provide you with individually robotic made rolls of your medicines. These can be supplied weekly, fortnightly, or monthly depending on your needs.

This pharmacy can provide you with individually robotic made rolls of your medicines.

These can be supplied weekly, fortnightly, or monthly depending on your needs. 

Medicine and 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.

Blood pressure checks

$15 charge applies to Blood Pressure check

$15 charge applies to Blood Pressure check

Rhuematic Fever Throat Swabbing

Free consultation and throat swabbing for children aged 4 - 19 years. Antibiotic treatment provided if needed.

Free consultation and throat swabbing for children aged 4 - 19 years.   Antibiotic treatment provided if needed.

Ear and Nose Piercing and Belly Button Piercing
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.

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.

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.

Specialised wound care

Some wounds require extra attention and skill to manage. This pharmacy has staff qualified to do this and can refer you to your doctor if necessary.

Some wounds require extra attention and skill to manage. This pharmacy has staff qualified to do this and can refer you to your doctor if necessary.

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.

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.

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. Paxlovid is the only provided antiviral in New Zealand. 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.

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.

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.

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.

  • No co-payments for prescriptions for Covid-positive patients isolating at home

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

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.

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.

Special Assistance Support (COVID-19 Vaccination)

Special Assistance Support (COVID-19 Vaccination)

  • Wheelchair access

Disability Assistance

Wheelchair access

Parking

Lots of free car parking - outside Riverslea Mall

Region

Bay of Plenty

Contact Details

Riverslea Mall
26 College Road
Edgecumbe
Bay Of Plenty 3120

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Street Address

Riverslea Mall
26 College Road
Edgecumbe
Bay Of Plenty 3120

Postal Address

Riverslea Mall
26 College Road
Edgecumbe

This page was last updated at 2:01PM on June 14, 2024. This information is reviewed and edited by Edgecumbe Pharmacy.