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Northcote Unichem Pharmacy

Pharmacy Service

Today

9:00 AM to 2:00 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

Unichem Northcote pharmacists can help to support the health of your family; we can provide care and advice along with treatments for common minor illnesses for all ages.

Our 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, confidential and efficient manner. Most services are provided free of charge and do not generally require an appointment.

We specialise in knowledge of natural medicines and supplements to support ailments and medical conditions. We have a vast range of dietary and natural products at  competitive prices.

We have Chinese and Korean speaking staff on hand to help with prescription translation and over-the-counter advice. The pharmacy is owned by Anthony Yee - a New Zealand born 3rd generation Chinese with extensive experience in the NZ Pharmacy.

  • Covid-19 Vaccinations and Influenza vaccinations available.
  • Rapid Antigen at home tests (RATS) available for purchase.

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

Dispensary Manager

Anthony Yee (owner) & Iris leung

How do I access this service?

Anyone can access

Charges

As from July 1st 2023 there will no longer be any Prescription tax charged on most prescriptions - your prescription will be FREE

Conditions may apply

Hours

9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Sat 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

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

Languages Spoken

English, Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese Chinese, Korean

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.

  • Pregnancy vaccinations
  • 65 year old vaccinations
  • Adult flu vaccine
  • Diphtheria / Tetanus / Pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine
  • Privately funded 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.

HOME ISOLATION COVID-19 Positive - FREE PRESCRIPTION DELIVERY

If you have tested positive for Covid-19 and qualify for antiviral treatment we can deliver your prescriptions for free and give telephone advice/support.

If you have tested positive for Covid-19 and qualify for antiviral treatment we can deliver your prescriptions for free and give telephone advice/support. 

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. NOTE : This service may NOT be available in weekends - phone 09-4808164 for availability NOTE: DO NOT COME INTO THE PHARMACY IF YOU ARE COVID POSITIVE

  • This pharmacy can deliver the medicine to your home free of charge

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.

  • NOTE : This service may NOT be available in weekends  -  phone 09-4808164  for availability
  • NOTE: DO NOT COME INTO THE PHARMACY IF YOU ARE COVID POSITIVE
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. NOTE: This service may not be available in weekends You must have confirmed REPORTED Covid 19 positive and meet all eligibilty criteria for supply after telephone conversation with Pharmacist and your GP if necessary DO NOT COME INTO THE PHARMACY

  • This pharmacy can deliver the medicine to your home free of charge

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.

NOTE:

  • This service may not be available in weekends 
  • You must have confirmed REPORTED Covid 19 positive and meet all eligibilty criteria for supply after telephone conversation with Pharmacist and your GP if necessary
  • DO NOT COME INTO THE PHARMACY
Clozapine dispensing

It is very important that you receive regular blood tests while you are taking clozapine. 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. We will check your blood tests to make sure the appropriate dose of clozapine is dispensed for you.

Smoking cessation

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.

Sildenafil dispensing for erectile dysfunction

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.

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. fees will apply as this service is not subsidised

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.

fees will apply as this service is not subsidised

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.

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.

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. NOTE: We are NOT a needle exchange pharmacy depot

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.

NOTE:  We are NOT a needle exchange pharmacy depot

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.

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.

DEFIBRILLATOR ON SITE 24 HOURS

St Johns Defibrillator situated inside the pharmacy.

St Johns Defibrillator situated inside the pharmacy.

Incontinence products

This pharmacy offers a range of incontinence products and can assist you in selecting the most suitable to help you manage loss of bladder control.

This pharmacy offers a range of incontinence products and can assist you in selecting the most suitable to help you manage loss of bladder control.

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. A new Pfizer COVID-19 bivalent vaccine will be available to eligible New Zealanders as a booster dose from April 2023. This will replace the existing Pfizer booster and is considered likely to be more effective against Omicron sub variants than earlier vaccines. anyone aged 30 and over who has completed a primary course, as long as it’s been at least 6 months since their last COVID-19 booster or positive COVID-19 test. people at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19 who have completed a primary course, as long as it’s been at least 6 months since their last COVID-19 booster or positive COVID-19 test.

  • Pfizer vaccine (12+ years)
  • No appointment required
  • Walk in
  • Anyone currently eligible can access

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.

A new Pfizer COVID-19 bivalent vaccine will be available to eligible New Zealanders as a booster dose from April 2023.  This will replace the existing Pfizer booster and is considered likely to be more effective against Omicron sub variants than earlier vaccines.

  •  anyone aged 30 and over who has completed a primary course, as long as it’s been at least 6 months since their last COVID-19 booster or positive COVID-19 test. 
  • people at increased risk of severe illness from COVID-19 who have completed a primary course, as long as it’s been at least 6 months since their last COVID-19 booster or positive COVID-19 test.
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.

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.

Disability Assistance

Wheelchair access

Travel Directions

We are situated in the Northcote Town Centre in Northcote Central. A large UNICHEM branded pharmacy, entrance off Lake Rd, Northcote, with plenty of close free open air parking.

Parking

Lots of free parking directly outside front of Pharmacy in council carpark

Region

North Auckland

Contact Details

9:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

1 Pearn Place
Northcote
Auckland 0627

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Street Address

1 Pearn Place
Northcote
Auckland 0627

Postal Address

1 Pearn Place
Northcote
Auckland 0627

This page was last updated at 4:03PM on February 15, 2024. This information is reviewed and edited by Northcote Unichem Pharmacy.