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Highland Pharmacy Central

Pharmacy Service


9:00 AM to 5:30 PM.

Covid-19 testing

RATs Community Collection Site (Pre-order required)

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

  • people with COVID-19 symptoms or who are a household contact
  • critical workers who are household contacts
  • border workers who are required to be tested under the Required Testing Order.

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

Please note- supply may depend on availability


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.

Dispensary Manager

Alastair Forbes


9:00 AM to 5:30 PM.

Mon – Thu9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Fri9:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Available on call by phoning the pharmacy number (03) 446 8009 or 0800 HIGHLAND

October to May open most Saturdays from at least 10am to 2pm

Please DO NOT  believe ALL the information regarding opening times and days on this or any other website including Google or any site that is not directly administered by Highland Pharmacy.  Please ALWAYS check directly with us either by phoning us or checking the information provided on the front door of the store.

Public Holidays: Closed Matariki (24 Jun), Good Friday (7 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), Queen's Birthday (5 Jun). Open Labour Day (24 Oct, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM), Waitangi Day (6 Feb, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM), Otago Anniversary (20 Mar, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM), Easter Sunday (9 Apr, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM), Easter Monday (10 Apr, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM).

Languages Spoken

English, Bislama

Services Provided

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…


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…


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…


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…


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.

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…


Wheelchair Access



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Contact Details

9:00 AM to 5:30 PM.

107 Scotland Street
Otago 9500

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107 Scotland Street
Otago 9500

This page was last updated at 11:51AM on June 7, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Highland Pharmacy Central.