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Swanson Pharmacy

Pharmacy Service

Today

8:30 AM to 6:00 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. We accept faxed prescriptions and appreciate advance phone calls to order any repeats.

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 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

Jenny

Charges

Southern Cross members may use our Easy-claim service. Please provide your Membership Card prior to dispensing and we will submit the claim on your behalf.

Hours

8:30 AM to 6:00 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Sat 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Closed public holidays.

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

Services Provided

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.

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. This pharmacy has a Waitemata DHB contract to supply Clopine (clozapine). It is very important to have regular blood tests while you are taking clozapine. We will check your blood results before dispensing and if necessary contact you to collect your supply.

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.

This pharmacy has a Waitemata DHB contract to supply Clopine (clozapine). It is very important to have regular blood tests while you are taking clozapine. We will check your blood results before dispensing and if necessary contact you to collect your supply.

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 has a Waitemata DHB contract to supply opioid substitution therapy in the form of Methadone (Biodone) or Buprenorphine (Suboxone) - space dependant.

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 has a Waitemata DHB contract to supply opioid substitution therapy in the form of Methadone (Biodone) or Buprenorphine (Suboxone) - space dependant. 

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. This pharmacy can provide fully subsidised nicotine patches, gum or lozenges.

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.

This pharmacy can provide fully subsidised nicotine patches, gum or lozenges.

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, by talking to you face to face or by phone. We may need to refer you to another service. This is done in a confidential manner. Should the ECP be appropriate for you it is supplied fully subsidised.

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, by talking to you face to face or by phone. We may need to refer you to another service. This is done in a confidential manner. Should the ECP be appropriate for you it is supplied fully 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 prescribe trimethoprim for women aged between 16 and 65 who have uncomplicated urinary tract infections. Should you be pregnant, have had antibiotics or been overseas within the previous 6 months we may need to refer you to another service.

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 prescribe trimethoprim for women aged between 16 and 65 who have uncomplicated urinary tract infections. Should you be pregnant, have had antibiotics or been overseas within the previous 6 months we may need to refer you to another service.

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 provide you with individually made blister packs of your medicines. We use the "MedicoPak" system. These can be supplied weekly, fortnightly or monthly depending on your needs. This type of packaging can help you take the right medicines at the right time. It can also make it easier to see if you have missed a dose or are running out. We will contact you when a pack needs to be collected or you need a new prescription from your doctor. Some people find these packs useful when they are travelling, as it avoids having to take multiple containers. Liquids are not able to be packed.

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 provide you with individually made blister packs of your medicines. We use the "MedicoPak" system. These can be supplied weekly, fortnightly or monthly depending on your needs. This type of packaging can help you take the right medicines at the right time. It can also make it easier to see if you have missed a dose or are running out. We will contact you when a pack needs to be collected or you need a new prescription from your doctor. Some people find these packs useful when they are travelling, as it avoids having to take multiple containers. Liquids are not able to be packed.

Compression hosiery fitting and supply

We can provide full length or below knee compression hosiery. We will need to measure your legs and decide on the level of compression that is required.

We can provide full length or below knee compression hosiery. We will need to measure your legs and decide on the level of compression that is required.

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.

Weight management
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. We can provide duplicate receipts or summaries of your prescription charges for WINZ and ACC.

If you require reports on your medicines or the cost of your medicines please ask a member of the pharmacy team.

We can provide duplicate receipts or summaries of your prescription charges for WINZ and ACC.

Complementary medicines
Blood pressure measurement

We are able to take your blood pressure and pulse readings. We will refer you to your doctor as necessary.

We are able to take your blood pressure and pulse readings. We will refer you to your doctor as necessary.

Passport photos

We can either email or print out the photos. Please tell us what you are using the photos for and we will provide the appropriate compliant image.

We can either email or print out the photos. Please tell us what you are using the photos for and we will provide the appropriate compliant image.

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 specially trained pharmacists who are able to prescribe sildenafil for erectile dysfunction in men aged 35 – 70 years who meet specific assessment criteria.

We have two ear piercing instruments so are able to pierce two earlobes at the same time. We are also able to pierce the cartilage area at the top of the ear. Clients need to be at least 5 years of age.

We have two ear piercing instruments so are able to pierce two earlobes at the same time. We are also able to pierce the cartilage area at the top of the ear. Clients need to be at least 5 years of age.

Disability aids

This pharmacy offers a range of hire or purchase medical equipment to aid with mobility and disability. We hire out crutches. Our stock includes urine bottles, invalid cups and we are able to source other aids.

This pharmacy offers a range of hire or purchase medical equipment to aid with mobility and disability.

We hire out crutches. Our stock includes urine bottles, invalid cups and we are able to source other aids.

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.

Influenza (flu) vaccine
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.

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.

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. Please note, we can order HIV PrEP and PEP to fill a prescription but we may not have these on stock at our pharmacy at all times

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.

Please note, we can order HIV PrEP and PEP to fill a prescription but we may not have these on stock at our pharmacy at all times

Region

West Auckland

Contact Details

8:30 AM to 6:00 PM.

708D Swanson Rd
Swanson
Auckland 0612

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Street Address

708D Swanson Rd
Swanson
Auckland 0612

Postal Address

708D Swanson Road
Swanson
Auckland 0612

This page was last updated at 11:28AM on February 19, 2024. This information is reviewed and edited by Swanson Pharmacy.