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Life Pharmacy Albany

Pharmacy Service

Today

9:00 AM to 9:00 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

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.

We offer a Flu vaccination Service

We Offer Blood Pressure checks

We provide a passport photo service. No appointment is necessary. This is subject to staff availability.

We provide an ear piercing service for six year olds and over. Under sixteen year olds must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. No appointment is necessary. This is subject to staff availability.

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

Dispensary Manager

Julius Christiansen

How do I access this service?

Anyone can access

Hours

9:00 AM to 9:00 PM.

Mon – Wed 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Thu – Fri 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Sat 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sun 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Good Friday (29 Mar), Easter Sunday (31 Mar). Open Waitangi Day (6 Feb, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM), Easter Monday (1 Apr, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM), ANZAC Day (25 Apr, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM), King's Birthday (3 Jun, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM), Matariki (28 Jun, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM), Labour Day (28 Oct, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM), Auckland Anniversary (27 Jan, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM).

Languages Spoken

English, Mandarin Chinese, Taiwanese, Korean, Arabic

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 by prior arrangement - please contact and speak to our pharmacists. Child flu vaccination available for 3 years and above only.

  • Pregnancy vaccinations
  • Child flu vaccine
  • 45 year old vaccinations
  • Adult flu 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.

Shingles vaccine by prior arrangement - please contact and speak to our pharmacists.
Child flu vaccination available for 3 years and above only.

Pharmacy Sleep Services

Wake up feeling tired? Come and see us at the pharmacy and we can diagnose if you have sleep apnoea and we will be able to help you with it - we can facilitate an overnight take home sleep apnoea test for $129.

Wake up feeling tired? Come and see us at the pharmacy and we can diagnose if you have sleep apnoea and we will be able to help you with it - we can facilitate an overnight take home sleep apnoea test for $129.

Melatonin - Over the Counter (OTC)

If you are over 55 years you can get melatonin without a prescription. Please come and talk to our friendly pharmacists.

If you are over 55 years you can get melatonin without a prescription. Please come and talk to our friendly pharmacists.

AIA Vitality Health Check Assessment

Available to Eligible AIA Vitality Health Insurance members. Membership details requried. By Appointment only

Available to Eligible AIA Vitality Health Insurance members. Membership details requried. 
By Appointment only

Passports - Digital (by email) or printed

We specialise in online/digital/hard copy passport photos for New Zealand (including visa), Chinese, Korean and most other countries. N.B. we don't provide passports for the UK, Canada (due to other specific requirements).

We specialise in online/digital/hard copy passport photos for New Zealand (including visa), Chinese, Korean and most other countries. N.B. we don't provide passports for the UK, Canada (due to other specific requirements).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

HIV PrEP and PEP dispensing (same day or by pre-order)

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) are medications to prevent HIV in people who are HIV-negative and at high risk of being exposed to HIV. View the Burnett Foundation Aotearoa website for more information about PrEP and PEP. A prescription will be required from your doctor or health provider. If you need to receive your HIV PrEP or PEP medicines the same day you present your prescription, please contact our pharmacy to check if we can have stock available. Please note, we can order HIV PrEP and PEP to fill a prescription but we may not have these on stock at our pharmacy at all

Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) and Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) are medications to prevent HIV in people who are HIV-negative and at high risk of being exposed to HIV. View the Burnett Foundation Aotearoa website for more information about PrEP and PEP.

A prescription will be required from your doctor or health provider.

If you need to receive your HIV PrEP or PEP medicines the same day you present your prescription, please contact our pharmacy to check if we can have stock available.

Please note, we can order HIV PrEP and PEP to fill a prescription but we may not have these on stock at our pharmacy at all

Disability Assistance

Wheelchair access

Region

North Auckland

Contact Details

9:00 AM to 9:00 PM.

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Shop 211, Westfield Albany
219 Don McKinnon Dr
Albany
Auckland 0632

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Street Address

Shop 211, Westfield Albany
219 Don McKinnon Dr
Albany
Auckland 0632

Postal Address

PO Box 301322
Albany
Auckland 0752

This page was last updated at 3:01PM on December 21, 2023. This information is reviewed and edited by Life Pharmacy Albany.