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Unichem 218 Ponsonby Pharmacy

Pharmacy Service


Central Auckland


8:30 AM to 6:00 PM.


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

Heather Fitzgerald


8:30 AM to 6:00 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Sat 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed on all public holidays.

Dispensing Services

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…


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…


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 aides e.g. nicotine gum.

Our pharmacist is…


Oral Contraceptive

Our pharmacist is able to dispense oral contraceptives to women who have previously had them prescribed by a medical practitioner.

Emergency contraceptive pill (ECP)

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…


Other Pharmacy Services

Blister packs

This pharmacy can provide you with individually made blister packs of your medicines. These can be supplied weekly, fortnightly, or monthly depending on your needs. This type of packaging can…


Oral Contraceptive

Our pharmacist is able to dispense oral contraceptives to women who have previously had them prescribed by a medical practitioner.

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…


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…


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.

Trimethoprim dispensing

This pharmacy has trained pharmacists who can supply the antibiotic, trimethoprim, for women aged between 16 and 65 who have an uncomplicated urinary tract infection.

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.

Treatment for Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)

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Special products instore

LypoSpheric Vitamin C sachets 

OPI Nail Polish

Harkers Herbals 

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Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT)

Our pharmacist is able to provide cost effective access to subsidised NRT items.

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…


Incontinence products

Molicare - available in store. Ask us for help if you need other products!

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…


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.

Wheelchair Access


Languages Spoken

English, Mandarin, Korean

Contact Details

218 Ponsonby Road
Auckland 1011

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Street Address

218 Ponsonby Road
Auckland 1011

Postal Address

Auckland 1011

This page was last updated at 10:30AM on May 9, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Unichem 218 Ponsonby Pharmacy.