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Te Ara Manaaki Pharmacy

Pharmacy Service

Today

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Description

Te Ara Manaaki translates to "pathway to care". We at Te Ara Manaaki Pharmacy believe in a holistic approach to healthcare; you are not just your medication to us!

We believe in:

  • taha hinengaro – mental health and emotions
  • taha wairua – spiritual health
  • taha tinana – physical health
  • taha whānau – whānau as the epicentre of one's wellbeing.

Because we understand this, we know ‘feeling unwell’ does not just mean you need medication; sometimes a koorero, aroha and awhina is enough.

Come see us at Te Ara Manaaki Pharmacy for all your usual and unusual pharmacy needs!

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

Staff

Reokore Thomson

Dispensary Manager

Riaan Terblanche

How do I access this service?

Contact us, Walk in, Anyone can access

Hours

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed King's Birthday (3 Jun), Matariki (28 Jun), Labour Day (28 Oct), Auckland Anniversary (27 Jan), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (18 Apr), Easter Sunday (20 Apr), Easter Monday (21 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr).

Languages Spoken

Arabic, English, Farsi, Fiji Hindi, Hindi, Iranian (Iranic or Aryan), Māori, Punjabi, Urdu

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. Flu vaccinations are also free of charge for those with chronic conditions such as diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure, heart issues and many more! Come in and see us to find out if you are eligible for a FREE Flu Vaccination!

  • Adult flu vaccine
  • Measles / Mumps / Rubella (MMR) 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.

Flu vaccinations are also free of charge for those with chronic conditions such as diabetes, asthma, high blood pressure, heart issues and many more! 

Come in and see us to find out if you are eligible for a FREE Flu 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. We provide WALKIN COVID vaccinations!

  • Pfizer vaccine (12+ years) OR Pfizer booster (16+ years)
  • Child Pfizer vaccine (5-11 years)
  • Anyone currently eligible can access
  • 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.

We provide WALKIN COVID vaccinations! 

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. FREE 'Morning after pill' for New Zealand residents living in the Waikato and aged 24 years or below. New Zealand resident or visa holder and either 25+ years old or not living in the Waikato? There is a small fee of $17.50!

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.

FREE 'Morning after pill' for New Zealand residents living in the Waikato and aged 24 years or below.

New Zealand resident or visa holder and either 25+ years old or not living in the Waikato?  There is a small fee of $17.50! 

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. Between the ages of 35-70 years old and having difficulty getting or maintaining an erection? Did you know there are 3 different brands? Come on in and have a chat with one of our wonderful pharmacists!

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.

Between the ages of 35-70 years old and having difficulty getting or maintaining an erection?

Did you know there are 3 different brands?

Come on in and have a chat with one of our wonderful pharmacists!

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. Have a urinary tract infection but no time to see your doctor? If you are between the ages of 16 to 65 years old we can sort you out! Please come in and have a chat with one of our pharmacists. If deemed safe and appropriate we can provide you with antibiotics to treat the UTI fast!

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.

Have a urinary tract infection but no time to see your doctor?

If you are between the ages of 16 to 65 years old we can sort you out!

Please come in and have a chat with one of our pharmacists. If deemed safe and appropriate we can provide you with antibiotics to treat the UTI fast!

B12 Injections

Do you need a B12 injection but have no time to make an appointment? Walk in to Te Ara Manaaki Pharmacy and we will take care of you!

Do you need a B12 injection but have no time to make an appointment?

Walk in to Te Ara Manaaki Pharmacy and we will take care of you!

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. Are you currently using an oral contraceptive but have no time to see your doctor to get repeats? We provide a majority of oral contraceptives at the same prices or cheaper than a doctor's consultation fee! However conditions apply so please call and check if this applies to you!

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.

Are you currently using an oral contraceptive but have no time to see your doctor to get repeats?

We provide a majority of oral contraceptives at the same prices or cheaper than a doctor's consultation fee!

However conditions apply so please call and check if this applies to you!

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. Do you need your medication organised? Do you or a loved one find it hard to remember to take your medication? Come see us at Te Ara Manaaki Pharmacy today!

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.

Do you need your medication organised?

Do you or a loved one find it hard to remember to take your medication?

Come see us at Te Ara Manaaki Pharmacy today!

Children's sore throat swabbing

We provide FREE throat swabs to screen for STREP Throat (the main cause of Rheumatic fever). If positive we provide treatment with antibiotics FREE of charge! Come in and get all your sore throats swabbed!

We provide FREE throat swabs to screen for STREP Throat (the main cause of Rheumatic fever).
If
positive we provide treatment with antibiotics FREE of charge!

Come in and get all your sore throats swabbed!

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. 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. This means patches, gum and lozenges all FREE of charge!

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.

This means patches, gum and lozenges all FREE of charge!

Children's asthma spacer and inhaler counselling

Are your children on an inhaler? Has anyone taken the time to go through the inhaler with you? Come see us at Te Ara Manaaki Pharmacy for your FREE spacer and/or inhaler counselling!

Are your children on an inhaler?

Has anyone taken the time to go through the inhaler with you?

Come see us at Te Ara Manaaki Pharmacy for your FREE spacer and/or inhaler counselling! 

Gout management and patient education

What do you know about Gout? Did you know poorly managed Gout can increase your risk of a heart attack? We provide FREE counselling about Gout and its associated medication!

What do you know about Gout?

Did you know poorly managed Gout can increase your risk of a heart attack?

We provide FREE counselling about Gout and its associated medication!

Methotrexate patient education

We assess patients' medication regimen to ensure no interactions, the dose is appropriate, patient understands dosing regimen and red flags of toxicity. Essentially we want you to leave the pharmacy understanding your medication FREE of charge!

We assess patients' medication regimen to ensure no interactions, the dose is appropriate, patient understands dosing regimen and red flags of toxicity. Essentially we want you to leave the pharmacy understanding your medication FREE of charge!

FREE Blood Thinner Counselling

On Pradaxa, Rivaroxaban or Warfarin? Confused how to use these medications? Come see us for a FREE chat to go through them with you and your Whanau.

On Pradaxa, Rivaroxaban or Warfarin? 
Confused how to use these medications? 

Come see us for a FREE chat to go through them with you and your Whānau. 

Medicine and 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. Want to get rid of old medication? Have diabetes and need a new sharps bin? Come see us at Te Ara Manaaki Pharmacy!

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.

Want to get rid of old medication?

Have diabetes and need a new sharps bin?

Come see us at Te Ara Manaaki Pharmacy!

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. No judgement or questions. Come in and exchange your needles along with sharps bins!

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.

No judgement or questions. Come in and exchange your needles along with sharps bins!

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.

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. These MURs can be made on appointment and are often free of charge for those who are in the community, on 3 or more medications and struggling to understand why they are taking their medication or simply not taking their medication.

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.

These MURs can be made on appointment and are often free of charge for those who are in the community, on 3 or more medications and struggling to understand why they are taking their medication or simply not taking their medication. 

Medication reports

If you require reports on your medicines or the cost of your medicines please ask a member of the pharmacy team. All our reports are completely FREE of charge!

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

All our reports are completely FREE of charge!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Hepatitis C Pharmacy Test and Treat

The pharmacy is contracted to manage hepatitis C in consultation with the patient. This involves an initial finger-prick test for hepatitis C. If the test is positive, the pharmacy will organise further blood tests to confirm infection. The pharmacist can also offer treatment with Maviret if appropriate. This service is free for eligible patients 16 years and over. Patients do not need an appointment.

The pharmacy is contracted to manage hepatitis C in consultation with the patient. This involves an initial finger-prick test for hepatitis C. If the test is positive, the pharmacy will organise further blood tests to confirm infection. The pharmacist can also offer treatment with Maviret if appropriate. This service is free for eligible patients 16 years and over. Patients do not need an appointment.

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.

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

Disability Assistance

Wheelchair access, Quiet, low sensory environment, A longer appointment time, Support to make decisions, Assistance to move around, More space to move around

Travel Directions

We are located in the Dinsdale Shopping Centre to the RIGHT of the Pizza Hut and next door to Te Rengarenga Medical Center.

Parking

Free patient parking available at the front of the pharmacy!

Region

Waikato

Contact Details

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

4/39 Whatawhata Road
Dinsdale
Hamilton
Waikato 3204

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Street Address

4/39 Whatawhata Road
Dinsdale
Hamilton
Waikato 3204

This page was last updated at 10:45AM on December 7, 2023. This information is reviewed and edited by Te Ara Manaaki Pharmacy.