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Life Pharmacy Birkenhead

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8:30 AM to 6:00 PM.

Covid-19 testing

RATs - Community Collection Site - Anyone can access

Rapid antigen tests (RATs) can be collected at this site. Pre-ordering is not required.

Provides free face masks

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

Testing for International Travel

This clinic provides pre-departure testing for people who are travelling. Please call to book an appointment.

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.

How do I access this service?

Anyone can access

Hours

8:30 AM to 6:00 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Sat 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM
Sun 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Good Friday (29 Mar), Easter Sunday (31 Mar), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), Matariki (28 Jun), Auckland Anniversary (27 Jan). Open Waitangi Day (6 Feb, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM), Easter Monday (1 Apr, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM), King's Birthday (3 Jun, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM), Labour Day (28 Oct, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM).

Languages Spoken

English, Arabic, Cantonese Chinese, Chinese, Farsi, French, Mandarin Chinese

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.

  • Adult flu vaccine
  • Diphtheria / Tetanus / Pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine
  • Meningococcal vaccine
  • Shingles vaccine
  • 65 year old vaccinations
  • 45 year old vaccinations
  • Pregnancy vaccinations
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) 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.

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. To make an appointment, please click the booking link or call 0800 28 29 26. Demand is currently high for vaccinations and priority will be given to booked appointments at this time. We will try to accommodate walk in vaccinations. Please call for availability on the day as sometimes we cannot accommodate depending on staffing and booking numbers. COVID-19 Vaccinations only available Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm. (Please call if you wish to have one outside of these hours and we will try to accomodate you) Please be patient whilst we vaccinate as many of our community as we can.

  • 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.

To make an appointment, please click the booking link or call 0800 28 29 26.

Demand is currently high for vaccinations and priority will be given to booked appointments at this time.

We will try to accommodate walk in vaccinations. Please call for availability on the day as sometimes we cannot accommodate depending on staffing and booking numbers.

COVID-19 Vaccinations only available Monday to Friday from 10am to 4pm. (Please call if you wish to have one outside of these hours and we will try to accomodate you)

Please be patient whilst we vaccinate as many of our community as we can.

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.

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.

Vitamin B12 injection service

If you have a prescription for a Vitamin B12 injection from your doctor, the pharmacist is able to give you this injection without appointment. A charge will apply. Only available weekdays.

If you have a prescription for a Vitamin B12 injection from your doctor, the pharmacist is able to give you this injection without appointment.

A charge will apply.

Only available weekdays.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sildenafil prescribing ( Viagra )
Passport photos
Ear piercing
Beauty therapy
Podiatry
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.

Oral Contraceptive Supply - Off Prescription

We can supply certain oral contraceptives over the counter. A short consultation applies and certain conditions apply.

We can supply certain oral contraceptives over the counter.

A short consultation applies and certain conditions apply.

Nicotine Replacement Prescribing

The pharmacist can prescribe nicotine replacement gum, lozenges and patches to help you stop smoking. A consultation fee applies.

The pharmacist can prescribe nicotine replacement gum, lozenges and patches to help you stop smoking.

A consultation fee applies.

Naturopath

We have an in-store naturopath. She can assist you with your health needs and if required do a consultation. A fee may apply.

We have an in-store naturopath.

She can assist you with your health needs and if required do a consultation.

A fee may apply.

Conjunctivitis Treatment

The pharmacist can treat your conjunctivitis infection with chloramphenicol drops. A consultation applies.

The pharmacist can treat your conjunctivitis infection with chloramphenicol drops.

A consultation applies.

Sore Throat Consultation ( Streptococcus Swab )

We can inspect and swab your throat for strep throat. Results take 15 minutes. There is a charge.

We can inspect and swab your throat for strep throat.

Results take 15 minutes.

There is a charge.

Cholesterol Test

We can test your blood cholesterol level. You will receive results giving: total cholesterol, HDL and HDL/Total ratio A charge applies.

We can test your blood cholesterol level.

You will receive results giving: total cholesterol, HDL and HDL/Total ratio

A charge applies.

Medicine Disposal

We can take and dispose of your medicines FREE.

We can take and dispose of your medicines FREE.

AIA Vitality Tests

We are accredited to perform a AIA vitality test and submit to the insurer. This is free to patients.

We are accredited to perform a AIA vitality test and submit to the insurer.

This is free to patients.

Acne Treatment with Differin Consultation

The pharmacist can consult you and supply Differin for acne management. A charge applies.

The pharmacist can consult you and supply Differin for acne management.

A charge applies.

Zinc Test

The team can perform a zinc test to see if you are low in zinc. This is a free test.

The team can perform a zinc test to see if you are low in zinc.

This is a free test.

My Vaccination Documents - get in person

Our service can help you request and print the following documents: International Travel Vaccination Certificate Your vaccination record

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

  • 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.

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

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. 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.

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. 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. From 28 July subject to confirmation

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 after you test positive or develop symptoms to see if the medicines are right for you.

From 28 July subject to confirmation

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.

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.

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Disability Assistance

Wheelchair access

Region

North Auckland

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Contact Details

8:30 AM to 6:00 PM.

32 Mokoia Road
Birkenhead
Auckland 0626

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32 Mokoia Road
Birkenhead
Auckland 0626

This page was last updated at 11:25AM on February 19, 2024. This information is reviewed and edited by Life Pharmacy Birkenhead.