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Northcross Pharmacy

Pharmacy Service

Today

8:30 AM to 8:00 PM.

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.

Dispensary Manager

Darien Tait

How do I access this service?

Anyone can access

Fees and Charges Categorisation

Fees apply, Free

Fees and Charges Description

Prescriptions are now free at Northcross Pharmacy.  Some fees may apply for dental and specialist prescriptions and for medicines which aren't fully subsidised.

Hours

8:30 AM to 8:00 PM.

Mon – Sun 8:30 AM – 8:00 PM

Public Holidays: 8:30am - 8pm

Public Holidays: Open on all public holidays.

Languages Spoken

English, Chinese, Korean, Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese Chinese, Japanese

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
  • Measles / Mumps / Rubella (MMR) vaccine
  • Child flu vaccine
  • Pregnancy vaccinations
  • Shingles vaccine
  • 45 year old vaccinations
  • 65 year old vaccinations

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. Vaccinating daily between 9:30am & 6pm Please use book my vaccine or call 0800 28 29 26 to make an appointment, or you are welcome to walk in and get vaccinated.

  • Pfizer vaccine (12+ years) OR Pfizer booster (16+ years)
  • Anyone currently eligible can access
  • Make an appointment
  • No appointment required
  • Walk in

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.

Vaccinating daily between 9:30am & 6pm

Please use book my vaccine or call 0800 28 29 26 to make an appointment, or you are welcome to walk in and get vaccinated. 

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. Paxlovid is the only provided antiviral in New Zealand. 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.

  • 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. Paxlovid is the only provided antiviral in New Zealand.

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.

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. Paxlovid is the only provided antiviral in New Zealand. You will need a prescription from your doctor or nurse to receive the medication.

  • 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. Paxlovid is the only provided antiviral in New Zealand.

You will need a prescription from your doctor or nurse to receive the medication.

COVID-19 Care in the Community

We are able to offer additional support and funded services to eligible people isolating at home due to COVID-19.

  • Home delivery of medicines
  • No co-payments for prescriptions for Covid-positive patients isolating at home

We are able to offer additional support and funded services to eligible people isolating at home due to COVID-19.

Medication for erection problem

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.

Emergency contraceptive pill (ECP) | Morning after pill

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. All our pharmacists are trained to provide the emergency contraceptive, so that you may visit our pharmacy at any time, without an appointment, for an emergency contraceptive consultation. We have a separate consultation room to ensure your privacy. For more information click here

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.

All our pharmacists are trained to provide the emergency contraceptive, so that you may visit our pharmacy at any time, without an appointment, for an emergency contraceptive consultation.  We have a separate consultation room to ensure your privacy.

For more information click here

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.

UTI – Urinary tract infection treatment

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.

Clozapine dispensing

It is very important that you receive regular blood tests while you are taking clozapine and these will be organised through your prescribing healthcare professional. 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 and these will be organised through your prescribing healthcare professional. We will check your blood tests to make sure the appropriate dose of clozapine is dispensed for you.

Aseptic dispensing

This pharmacy is approved to do aseptic dispensing. This includes preparing eye drops and sterile syringes (for syringe drivers). These products are made by our staff in a sterile environment so that they are safe to use. Eye drops are not manufactured at this pharmacy.

This pharmacy is approved to do aseptic dispensing. This includes preparing eye drops and sterile syringes (for syringe drivers). These products are made by our staff in a sterile environment so that they are safe to use.

Eye drops are not manufactured at this pharmacy.

Blood testing for warfarin user

Warfarin is used by some people as a blood thinning medicine e.g. after a stroke. It is important that blood results are regularly checked. This service involves having a quick test (finger prick) in the pharmacy to work out the correct dose. This saves you a trip to your local laboratory and waiting for your blood test to be processed. Our CPAM Service allows our accredited pharmacists to provide both INR testing and warfarin dosage adjustment within our pharmacy. The test is only a small finger prick test The results are available in minutes The pharmacist will give you a printed record of your next warfarin dose immediately The pharmacist will text, e-mail or ring when your next test is due For eligible patients there is no charge for this service If you are interested in our Anticoagulant Management Service you will need to: talk to your GP to see if you are eligible for this free service obtain your GP’s consent sign a consent form yourself. You don’t need to get your medicines from Northcross Pharmacy to be eligible for this service. We are also able to perform INR tests for patients visiting our area from other parts of New Zealand or from overseas. There is a charge for this service of $35 per test.

Warfarin is used by some people as a blood thinning medicine e.g. after a stroke. It is important that blood results are regularly checked. This service involves having a quick test (finger prick) in the pharmacy to work out the correct dose. This saves you a trip to your local laboratory and waiting for your blood test to be processed.

Our CPAM Service allows our accredited pharmacists to provide both INR testing and warfarin dosage adjustment within our pharmacy. 

  • The test is only a small finger prick test
  • The results are available in minutes
  • The pharmacist will give you a printed record of your next warfarin dose immediately
  • The pharmacist will text, e-mail or ring when your next test is due
  • For eligible patients there is no charge for this service

If you are interested in our Anticoagulant Management Service you will need to:

  •   talk to your GP to see if you are eligible for this free service
  •   obtain your GP’s consent
  •   sign a consent form yourself.

You don’t need to get your medicines from Northcross Pharmacy to be eligible for this service.

We are also able to perform INR tests for patients visiting our area from other parts of New Zealand or from overseas.  There is a charge for this service of $35 per test.

Medication for long term conditions

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.

Medicines use review service (MURS)

Medicines Use Review Service enables community pharmacists to work with people who are on complex medicine regimens or have difficulty managing their medications. Our pharmacists are MUR accredited and can ensure that you have access to the medicines you need, and that you have the tools, information and understanding to enable you to take your medicines as prescribed by your doctor. MUR is intended to improve community health and reduce hospital admissions. The pharmacist will send a report to your doctor about what you discussed and perhaps make suggestions that will help you manage your medicines better.

Medicines Use Review Service enables community pharmacists to work with people who are on complex medicine regimens or have difficulty managing their medications. Our pharmacists are MUR accredited and can ensure that you have access to the medicines you need, and that you have the tools, information and understanding to enable you to take your medicines as prescribed by your doctor. MUR is intended to improve community health and reduce hospital admissions. The pharmacist will send a report to your doctor about what you discussed and perhaps make suggestions that will help you manage your medicines better.

Medicines 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. For patients who have trouble managing their medicines or remembering when to take them, we offer Medico Pak compliance packing. We can organise your medicines into calendar packs so that you take the right dose of the right medicine at the right time. All our Medico packs are packed on our Alpaca robot. Talk to any of our staff about Medico Pak. For more information click here

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.

For patients who have trouble managing their medicines or remembering when to take them, we offer Medico Pak compliance packing. We can organise your medicines into calendar packs so that you take the right dose of the right medicine at the right time.

All our Medico packs are packed on our Alpaca robot.  Talk to any of our staff about Medico Pak.

For more information click here

Stop smoking medication

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. Our pharmacists are able to write prescriptions and dispense subsidised nicotine replacement therapy for you as you need it - without seeing your doctor and without contacting Quitline. Normal prescription fees apply.

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.

Our pharmacists are able to write prescriptions and dispense subsidised nicotine replacement therapy for you as you need it - without seeing your doctor and without contacting Quitline. Normal prescription fees apply.

Free after hours prescriptions for under 14s

We are able to fill your under-14 year old's prescription for free (if the medication is fully funded) both within normal working hours and after hours.

We are able to fill your under-14 year old's prescription for free (if the medication is fully funded) both within normal working hours and after hours.

Epidermolysis bullosa dressings

We supply dressings for patients with Epidermolysis bullosa. If you or a member of your family have this condition, we are happy to organise and supply your dressings as you need them. Please contact us if you need help with obtaining your Epidermolysis bullosa supplies. Email: info@northcrosspharmacy.co.nz

We supply dressings for patients with Epidermolysis bullosa.  If you or a member of your family have this condition, we are happy to organise and supply your dressings as you need them.  Please contact us if you need help with obtaining your Epidermolysis bullosa supplies.   Email: info@northcrosspharmacy.co.nz

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. If you need any further information on hepatitis C or MAVIRET, please visit: AbbVie’s disease awareness website www.hepcinfo.co.nz The Hepatitis Foundation of NZ www.hepatitisfoundation.org.nz/hepatitis-c/ Ministry of Health NZ www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/hepatitis-c www.health.govt.nz/your-health/conditions-and-treatments/diseases-and-illnesses/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.

If you need any further information on hepatitis C or MAVIRET, please visit:

  • AbbVie’s disease awareness website www.hepcinfo.co.nz

  • The Hepatitis Foundation of NZ www.hepatitisfoundation.org.nz/hepatitis-c/

  • Ministry of Health NZ www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and-conditions/hepatitis-c

  • www.health.govt.nz/your-health/conditions-and-treatments/diseases-and-illnesses/hepatitis-c

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.

Medicine compounding services

Northcross Pharmacy has pharmacists skilled in pharmaceutical compounding. We are able to manufacture a wide variety of creams, ointments, medicated shampoos, specialist eczema and psoriasis treatments, inhalations, ear drops, nasal sprays, etc. If you have difficulty getting specialist preparations made, our pharmacists will be happy to help you. One of our most popular compounded products is our special Northcross Pharmacy Coal Tar Shampoo made to Dr Gould's special formula.

Northcross Pharmacy has pharmacists skilled in pharmaceutical compounding. We are able to manufacture a wide variety of creams, ointments, medicated shampoos, specialist eczema and psoriasis treatments, inhalations, ear drops, nasal sprays, etc. If you have difficulty getting specialist preparations made, our pharmacists will be happy to help you.
One of our most popular compounded products is our special Northcross Pharmacy Coal Tar Shampoo made to Dr Gould's special formula.

Pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine

Whooping cough or pertussis is a highly contagious bacterial respiratory infection spread by coughing and sneezing. It is sometimes referred to as the "100 day cough". Infants under 12 months of age are most at risk of serious disease especially if they have not been vaccinated at scheduled times. Parents and older siblings are the most common source of the whooping cough infection in infants. In adults protective immunity from the disease wanes after 4-12 years, so a regular booster vaccination is recommended. This is especially important if you are in contact with infants and young children. The adult whooping cough booster vaccine (Tdap) is now available at Northcross Pharmacy. For more information on the whooping cough booster vaccine click here.

Whooping cough or pertussis is a highly contagious bacterial respiratory infection spread by coughing and sneezing.  It is sometimes referred to as the "100 day cough".

Infants under 12 months of age are most at risk of serious disease especially if they have not been vaccinated at scheduled times.  Parents and older siblings are the most common source of the whooping cough infection in infants.

In adults protective immunity from the disease wanes after 4-12 years, so a regular booster vaccination is recommended.  This is especially important if you are in contact with infants and young children.

The adult whooping cough booster vaccine (Tdap) is now available at Northcross Pharmacy.

For more information on the whooping cough booster vaccine click here.

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. At Northcross Pharmacy we provide specialised dressings for patients with Epidermolysis Bullosa. Simply e-mail your order to us at info@northcrosspharmacy.co.nz and we can organise all your EB dressings.

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.

At Northcross Pharmacy we provide specialised dressings for patients with Epidermolysis Bullosa.  Simply e-mail your order to us at info@northcrosspharmacy.co.nz and we can organise all your EB dressings.

Melatonin - Circadin - dispensing without a prescription

Northcross Pharmacy has specially trained pharmacists who are able to sell Circadin - melatonin tablets - without a prescription. If you are 55 years old and over and are suffering from insomnia you may be eligible to buy Circadin (melatonin 2mg controlled release tablets) for a period of up to 13 weeks. The pharmacist must first ask you questions from "The Sleep Questionnaire" to determine whether Circadin is suitable for you. Circadin is intended to help a person get back into good sleep habits. It is not addictive and stopping Circadin should not cause an immediate return to insomnia. If you think Circadin might be helpful for you come and see us at Northcross Pharmacy.

Northcross Pharmacy has specially trained pharmacists who are able to sell Circadin - melatonin tablets - without a prescription.  

If you are 55 years old and over and are suffering from insomnia you may be eligible to buy Circadin (melatonin 2mg controlled release tablets) for a period of up to 13 weeks. The pharmacist must first ask you questions from "The Sleep Questionnaire" to determine whether Circadin is suitable for you.  

Circadin is intended to help a person get back into good sleep habits.  It is not addictive and stopping Circadin should not cause an immediate return to insomnia.

If you think Circadin might be helpful for you come and see us at Northcross Pharmacy.

Medication 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.

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.

Special Assistance Support (COVID-19 Vaccination)

Special Assistance Support (COVID-19 Vaccination)

  • Wheelchair access
  • Quiet, low sensory environment
  • A longer appointment time
  • Support to make decisions

Disability Assistance

Wheelchair access, Quiet, low sensory environment, A longer appointment time, Support to make decisions

Parking

We have parking available in front of our store with easy access for disabled customers

Region

North Auckland

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Contact Details

8:30 AM to 8:00 PM.

Northcross Pharmacy is situated half-way between Albany and Browns Bay on the Northcross corner.  We are located across the road from Shorecare Urgent Care Clinic Northcross.  We are open the same hours as Shorecare at Northcross and can dispense prescriptions for all Shorecare patients.  There is ample parking directly outside the pharmacy suitable for families with young children, the elderly and disabled.  

Prescribers only use for sending Rxs:   scripts@northcrosspharmacy.co.nz

To contact a pharmacist email:  info@northcrosspharmacy.co.nz

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855 East Coast Rd
Northcross
Browns Bay
Auckland 0630

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855 East Coast Rd
Northcross
Browns Bay
Auckland 0630

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855 East Coast Road
Northcross
Auckland 0630

This page was last updated at 11:48AM on June 14, 2024. This information is reviewed and edited by Northcross Pharmacy.