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Unichem Alexandra Pharmacy

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Note: This is NOT a RAT Collection Site.  Please refer to the list of RATS Collection Sites. 

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8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

Covid-19 vaccination

COVID-19 Vaccination

  • Pfizer vaccine (12+ years)
  • Anyone currently eligible can access
  • Make an appointment

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

The majority of routine vaccinations can now be administered before, after, or at the same time as your COVID-19 vaccinations. The exception to this is the Zostavax (shingles) vaccine where a 7-day gap before or after receiving the Pfizer COVID-19 is advised. If you have any questions, please discuss with your health provider.

Covid-19 pass

My Vaccination Documents - get in person

Our service can help you request and print the following documents:

  • My Vaccine Pass
  • International Travel Vaccination Certificate
  • Your vaccination record

Face Mask Exemption Pass - get in person

Our service can assist you to print and apply for a Face Mask Exemption Pass.

Covid-19 testing

Testing for International Travel

This clinic provides pre-departure testing for people who are travelling. Please call to book an appointment.

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.

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.

Hours

8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Sat9:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Otago Anniversary (20 Mar), Good Friday (7 Apr), Easter Sunday (9 Apr), Easter Monday (10 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr), Queen's Birthday (5 Jun). Open Labour Day (24 Oct, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM).

Languages Spoken

English

Services Provided

Aseptic dispensing

This pharmacy is approved to do aseptic dispensing. This includes preparing eye drops and sterile syringes (for syringe drivers). These products are made by our staff in a sterile environment…

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Community pharmacy anticoagulant management Service (CPAMS) – INR testing for warfarin patients

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…

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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…

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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…

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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… More

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…

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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.

Disability aids

Wheelchair Hire

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…

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Influenza (flu) vaccines

This service has staff that are trained and authorised to give flu vaccines to individuals 3 years and older. The flu vaccination is free for:

  • people 65 years and older…
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    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…

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    Incontinence 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…

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    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.

    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.

    Vaccines

    • Diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine (Tdap)
    • Influenza (flu) vaccine
    • Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine (MMR)
    • Varicella zoster (shingles) vaccine

    Immunisation is one of the most effective medical interventions to prevent infections and has led to the decline of many serious, potentially lethal, diseases. There may be a charge for…

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    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.

    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…

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    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.

    COVID-19 Vaccination

    • Pfizer vaccine (12+ years)
    • Anyone currently eligible can access
    • Make an appointment

    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…

    More

    Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) Vaccine

    This service has staff that are trained and authorised to give MMR vaccines. The MMR vaccination is free for people aged from 16 to 49 years (inclusive).

    My Vaccination Documents - get in person

    Our service can help you request and print the following documents:

    • My Vaccine Pass
    • International Travel Vaccination Certificate
    • Your vaccination record

    Face Mask Exemption Pass - get in person

    Our service can assist you to print and apply for a Face Mask Exemption Pass.

    Deliveries

    We offer deliveries in the Alexandra and Clyde region for a $5 fee. 

    We are able to deliver for free if you are in managed isolation.

    If you live rurally…

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    Covid Care in the Community Medicine Management Services

    We will work with your doctor to esure you have an adequate supply of your regular medicines as well as pain relief for your covid symptoms while in isolation.

    Special Assistance Support (COVID-19 Vaccination)

    Special Assistance Support (COVID-19 Vaccination)

    • Wheelchair access
    • A longer appointment time
    • 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.

    Wheelchair Access

    Yes

    Region

    Central Lakes

    Contact Details

    8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

    4-6 Centennial Avenue
    Alexandra
    Otago 9320

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    Street Address

    4-6 Centennial Avenue
    Alexandra
    Otago 9320

    Postal Address

    PO Box 11
    Alexandra
    9320

    This page was last updated at 11:48AM on June 13, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Unichem Alexandra Pharmacy.