At Life Pharmacy Howick Village (formerly Unichem Picton St Pharmacy), centrally located in Howick, our owner-operator offers a range of community pharmacy services including:
- Blister packs
- Influenza vaccinations (FREE for over 65 year olds - while stocks last)
- Shingles vaccinations
- Blood pressure monitoring
- Blood glucose monitoring
- Everyday health and wellbeing advice
- Over-the-counter medicines
- Natural health products
- Personal naturopath consultations
- Practitioner-only natural health products
- Compression stockings (fitted)
- Passport photos
- Skincare analysis
- Make-up consultations
- Ear piercing.
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.
|Mon – Fri||8:30 AM – 5:30 PM|
|Sat||9:00 AM – 4:00 PM|
Public Holidays: Closed on all public holidays.
Christmas: Open 23 Dec — 24 Dec. Closed 25 Dec — 26 Dec. Open 27 Dec — 28 Dec. Closed 29 Dec. Open 30 Dec — 31 Dec. Closed 1 Jan — 2 Jan. Open 3 Jan.
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Long-term conditions (LTC) service
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Pharmacy staff are trained to provide a service to help people to stop smoking. This service includes advice and providing quit smoking support aides e.g. nicotine gum.
Other Pharmacy Services
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…More
Compression Stockings fitted
Venosan and Sigvaris brands
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…More
Influenza (flu) vaccines
This pharmacy has staff that are trained to give flu vaccines. The flu vaccination is free for people 65 years and older and for pregnant women, for everyone else there…More
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.
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 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.
Zostavax Shingles Vaccination
English, Cantonese, Chinese, Mandarin, Tamil
(09) 534 6811
(09) 534 6823
75 Picton Street
75 Picton Street
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This page was last updated at 4:53PM on May 30, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Life Pharmacy Howick Village.