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Sanders Pharmacy

Pharmacy Service

Today

8:30 AM to 7:00 PM.

Description

Nothing is more important than the health of you and your family. We get that and we’re committed to it. That’s why, since 1953, we’ve been providing the Te Awamutu community with quality healthcare, a proud legacy that continues to be upheld by our award-winning staff to this day.
 
These days we’re conveniently located in the Te Awamutu Mega Centre Complex. And we’re at your service more than ever before — open late, 7 days a week. So no matter what you’re looking for — prescription medicines, natural treatments or makeup — our knowledgeable and caring staff are dedicated to offering you the best advice and products. That’s because, at Sanders, your health and wellbeing is our number one priority. 
 
You can contact us by going to our website www.sanderspharmacy.co.nz and using our online chat. Alternatively follow our Face book page for all the latest happenings, or contact us by phone or email.
 
Our pharmacists can provide advice and treatment for common minor illnesses for all ages. All advice and treatment is conducted in a professional and confidential manner, we have private counselling areas for use when appropriate. Many services are provided free of charge and do not require an appointment.

Our pharmacists also ensure that prescriptions are dispensed correctly and that the medicine and dose is appropriate for you. Making sure that you receive the maximum benefits from your medicines is the reason we are here! We will help you understand what your medicines are prescribed for, how to take them, possible side effects and how to store them. 

For safe disposal, please return any expired or unwanted medicines, or needles/lancets and syringes to us. There is no charge for this service.

We would love to hear from you!

Dispensary Manager

Gail Karam

How do I access this service?

Anyone can access

Hours

8:30 AM to 7:00 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Sat – Sun 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Public Holidays: Open on all public holidays The following public holidays differ to standard opening hours: Waitangi Day (6 Feb, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM), Good Friday (29 Mar, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM), Easter Monday (1 Apr, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM), ANZAC Day (25 Apr, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM), King's Birthday (3 Jun, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM), Matariki (28 Jun, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM), Labour Day (28 Oct, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM), Auckland Anniversary (27 Jan, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM).

Languages Spoken

English

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. We provide FREE Tdap and flu vaccinations for pregnant women – conditions apply. We can provide FREE shingles vaccinations to people who are 65 years old. We can also provide non-funded shingles vaccinations for people who are 50 and over, but do not qualify for the free vaccination.

  • Diphtheria / Tetanus / Pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine
  • Adult flu vaccine
  • Meningococcal vaccine
  • Shingles vaccine
  • Pregnancy vaccinations
  • 65 year old vaccinations
  • Measles / Mumps / Rubella (MMR) vaccine
  • 45 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.

We provide FREE Tdap and flu vaccinations for pregnant women  conditions apply.
We can provide FREE shingles vaccinations to people who are 65 years old. We can also provide non-funded shingles vaccinations for people who are 50 and over, but do not qualify for the free vaccination.

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. Walk in clinic Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm for COVID and FLU vaccinatioins.

  • Pfizer vaccine (12+ years)
  • Child Pfizer vaccine (5-11 years)
  • Anyone currently eligible can access
  • 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.

Walk in clinic Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm for COVID and FLU vaccinatioins.

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.

  • 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.

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.

  • 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.

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. We provide FREE initial consultation for people to quit smoking, provision of NRT (via Pharmac schedule) and option to refer onto PHO Smoking Cessation Co-ordinator.

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.

We provide FREE initial consultation for people to quit smoking, provision of NRT (via Pharmac schedule) and option to refer onto PHO Smoking Cessation Co-ordinator. 

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.

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.

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.

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. We provide FREE ECP counselling and medication for under 24 years.

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.

We provide FREE ECP counselling and medication for under 24 years. 

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.

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.

SSRI patient education

We provide FREE antidepressant medicine advice for patients initiated on an SSRI.

We provide FREE antidepressant medicine advice for patients initiated on an SSRI. 

Gout management and patient education

We provide FREE gout management consultation to discuss painful symptoms of gout.

We provide FREE gout management consultation to discuss painful symptoms of gout. 

Methotrexate patient education

We assess patient’s medication regimen to ensure no interactions, the dose is appropriate, patient understands dosing regimen and red flags of toxicity.

We assess patient’s medication regimen to ensure no interactions, the dose is appropriate, patient understands dosing regimen and red flags of toxicity. 

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.

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.

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.

Needle exchange service

This pharmacy is part of the needle exchange service and is happy to assist with the disposal of unwanted sharps in a safe, hygienic manner and provide clean needles for personal use.

This pharmacy is part of the needle exchange service and is happy to assist with the disposal of unwanted sharps in a safe, hygienic manner and provide clean needles for personal use.

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.

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.

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
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
  • Medicine management consultations

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

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
  • Assistance to move around
  • More space to move around

If you would like additional support or assistance at your vaccine appointment, you can let us know when you book your slot.

Disability Assistance

Wheelchair access

Region

Waikato

Covid-19 vaccination booking URL

Contact Details

8:30 AM to 7:00 PM.

3/670 Cambridge Road
Te Awamutu
Waikato 3800

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Street Address

3/670 Cambridge Road
Te Awamutu
Waikato 3800

Postal Address

3/670 Cambridge Road
Te Awamutu
Waikato 3800

This page was last updated at 6:40PM on December 6, 2023. This information is reviewed and edited by Sanders Pharmacy.