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Description

FREE Prescriptions, Medicine Packing and Delivery to your doorstep.

Pharmacy Now is a national pharmacy service provider. We dispense, pack & deliver your prescriptions anywhere within New Zealand. Same day delivery available in Christchurch selected suburbs. 

Our vision is to improve access to healthcare by making it convenient, easy and affordable.  

It is our priority to 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. We 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.

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

*Free delivery to Urban Area(s) within NZ only. A $5 charge applies to rural addresses.

Dispensary Manager

Pharmacist: Emily Lai

Ages

Child / Tamariki, Youth / Rangatahi, Adult / Pakeke, Older adult / Kaumātua

How do I access this service?

Contact us

To start using our service, you or your doctor can send your prescription(s) to us.

Make sure your doctor know that Pharmacy Now is your preferred pharmacy. They can send your prescriptions to us directly via:

  • Email: pharmacynownz@gmail.com
  • Fax: 03-365-1872

If you have the physical paper prescription with you, take a photo and send it to us via www.pharmacynow.co.nz

Fees and Charges Categorisation

Free

Fees and Charges Description

  • FREE Medicine Delivery to Urban Area(s) within NZ
  • FREE Standard Prescription(s) i.e., fully funded medicines
  • FREE Compliance Packing into Sachet Rolls/Medicine
    Sachets

Contact us today - 03-365-1564 or visit our website www.pharmacynow.co.nz

*Other charges relating to partially-funded, non-subsidised medicines, specialist or dental prescriptions will apply

Hours

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Our dispensary hours are as above. You can submit your prescriptions via our website www.pharmacynow.co.nz 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Public Holidays: Closed Labour Day (28 Oct), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (18 Apr), Easter Sunday (20 Apr), Easter Monday (21 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), King's Birthday (2 Jun), Matariki (20 Jun).

Languages Spoken

English, Mandarin Chinese

Services Provided

COVID-19 antiviral medicine (pharmacist prescribes and dispenses)

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.

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

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

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.

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.

Free prescriptions for eligible people on your fully funded medicines

From July 1st 2024 funded medicine prescriptions will have a $5 charge (non-funded medicine prescriptions will have additional charges). Prescriptions for fully funded medicines are free for people: aged 13 years or under aged 65 years and older of any age that have a community services card (CSC) and their dependent children (14-17 years old). that hold a Prescription Subsidy Card (PSC). View the Health New Zealand | Te Whatu Ora website for more detailed information on prescription costs.

From July 1st 2024 funded medicine prescriptions will have a $5 charge (non-funded medicine prescriptions will have additional charges).

Prescriptions for fully funded medicines are free for people:

  • aged 13 years or under
  • aged 65 years and older
  • of any age that have a community services card (CSC) and their dependent children (14-17 years old).
  • that hold a Prescription Subsidy Card (PSC).

View the Health New Zealand | Te Whatu Ora website for more detailed information on prescription costs.

Home delivery of medicines

This pharmacy offers a home delivery service for medicines. This may be free or there might be a charge for it. Please check with us for details. T & Cs apply for FREE home delivery.

This pharmacy offers a home delivery service for medicines. This may be free or there might be a charge for it. Please check with us for details. T & Cs apply for FREE home delivery.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Additional Details

Online / virtual / app, Speak with women / wahine

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Region

Canterbury

Contact Details

8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

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11a/1 Stark Drive
Wigram
Christchurch
Canterbury 8042

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Street Address

11a/1 Stark Drive
Wigram
Christchurch
Canterbury 8042

Postal Address

11a/1 Stark Drive, Wigram, Christchurch 8042

This page was last updated at 3:32PM on June 13, 2024. This information is reviewed and edited by Pharmacy Now.