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Unichem Fifteenth Avenue Pharmacy

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8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Covid-19 testing

Testing for International Travel

Unichem Fifteenth Avenue Pharmacy provides pre-departure supervised rapid antigen testing for international travel.

 

  • Walk-in service, no bookings required! 
  • $50 per person per test 
  • Open 7 days a week

RATs Community Collection Site

Rapid antigen tests (RATs) can be collected at this site. Pre-ordering is not required.

Provides free face masks

This site offers free face masks when people are collecting RATs (subject to availability).

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.

Vitamin B12 injections services from Monday to Friday. Our charges are $10.00 for just B12 administration (if they have their own ampoule) and $15.00 for the administration fee and if we're providing the vial from our pharmacy.

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

Staff

Hassan Abomaray - Qualified pharmacist and pharmacy owner 
Peter Bremner - Qualified pharmacist 
Adelyn Leong - Qualified pharmacist 
Alicia-Albert Ririnui - Qualified pharmacy technician 
Louise Douglas - Trainee pharmacy technician 
Sharon Raine - Pharmacy assistant

Dispensary Manager

Hassan Abomaray

Ages

Adult / Pakeke, Child / Tamariki, Youth / Rangatahi, Older adult / Kaumātua

How do I access this service?

Walk in, Anyone can access

Charges

Price match guarantee on prescription medicines and on all over the counter items including pharmacy-only medicines and natural health vitamins & supplements.

Fees and Charges Categorisation

Discounts available

Hours

8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sat 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Sun 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Auckland Anniversary (29 Jan), 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), Labour Day (28 Oct). Open Matariki (28 Jun).
Christmas: Open 18 Dec — 24 Dec. Closed 25 Dec — 26 Dec. Open 27 Dec — 31 Dec. Closed 1 Jan — 2 Jan. Open 3 Jan — 5 Jan.

Languages Spoken

English, Hindi, Punjabi, Arabic

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 Vaccination Services - Walk-in Service Monday to Friday - 9am to 5:30pm Saturday - 9am to 3pm Flu vaccines are FREE for those people who are most likely to get very sick, and anyone over 6 months can have a flu vaccine. In 2023, flu vaccinations are free for: children aged 6 months to 12 years old pregnant people Māori and Pacific people over 55 people aged 65 and over people with underlying health conditions including heart disease, cancer, diabetes and serious asthma people with significant mental illness such as schizophrenia or those currently accessing mental health services. Click the following link for more information around flu vaccination funding criteria: https://www.health.govt.nz/your-health/conditions-and-treatments/diseases-and-illnesses/influenza/flu-influenza-vaccines/2023-free-flu-vaccine-criteria

  • Adult flu vaccine
  • Shingles vaccine
  • Measles / Mumps / Rubella (MMR) vaccine
  • Pregnancy vaccinations
  • 45 year old vaccinations
  • 65 year old vaccinations
  • Privately funded 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.

FLU Vaccination Services - Walk-in Service

Monday to Friday - 9am to 5:30pm 
Saturday - 9am to 3pm

Flu vaccines are FREE for those people who are most likely to get very sick, and anyone over 6 months can have a flu vaccine.

In 2023, flu vaccinations are free for:

    • children aged 6 months to 12 years old
    • pregnant people
    • Māori and Pacific people over 55
    • people aged 65 and over
    • people with underlying health conditions including heart disease, cancer, diabetes and serious asthma
    • people with significant mental illness such as schizophrenia or those currently accessing mental health services.

Click the following link for more information around flu vaccination funding criteria: 

https://www.health.govt.nz/your-health/conditions-and-treatments/diseases-and-illnesses/influenza/flu-influenza-vaccines/2023-free-flu-vaccine-criteria

COVID-19 Vaccination

Vaccinations available from 9.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday Vaccinations available from 9.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday

  • Pfizer vaccine (12+ years)
  • Anyone currently eligible can access
  • No appointment required
  • Walk in

Vaccinations available from 9.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday

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.

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
Face Mask Exemption Pass - get in person

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

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

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.

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.

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 so that they are safe to use.

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 so that they are safe to use.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

SMARTPAC Services

Medicine sachet packs (medirolls) have been designed to make it as easy as possible to take your medicines correctly. Our eco-friendly sachet packs sort all your medicines into easy to take doses.

Medicine sachet packs (medirolls) have been designed to make it as easy as possible to take your medicines correctly. Our eco-friendly sachet packs sort all your medicines into easy to take doses.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

FREE Delivery Service

We offer a FREE home delivery service on all prescription medications and pharmacy shop items to all our Tauranga community residents who meet the eligibility criteria. Deliveries are carried out daily from Monday to Friday in the evening, after 6pm. Those who are eligible for a FREE delivery service: Isolation due to COVID-19 Reside in a rest home care facility or a retirement village Taking 4 or more chronic medications and/or receive your medication in a compliance pack Minimum spend of $20 in the shop Please contact us on 07 777 0203 for further information!

We offer a FREE home delivery service on all prescription medications and pharmacy shop items to all our Tauranga community residents who meet the eligibility criteria. Deliveries are carried out daily from Monday to Friday in the evening, after 6pm. Those who are eligible for a FREE delivery service:

  • Isolation due to COVID-19 
  • Reside in a rest home care facility or a retirement village 
  • Taking 4 or more chronic medications and/or receive your medication in a compliance pack
  • Minimum spend of $20 in the shop

Please contact us on 07 777 0203 for further information!

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.

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.

Rheumatic Fever Swabs
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.

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.

Disability Assistance

Wheelchair access, Quiet, low sensory environment, More space to move around, Assistance to move around

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Parking

Plenty of FREE parking available onsite for all our patients and customers.

Region

Bay of Plenty

Contact Details

8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

ARRC & CRC (Rest Homes, Mental Health & Disability) Only

  • Phone - 07 579 2002
  • Email - dispensary@smartmed.co.nz 

 

Emergency Contact

Hassan Abomaray - Director & Pharmacist - 0210 314 776

51 15th Avenue
Tauranga South
Tauranga
Bay Of Plenty 3112

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Street Address

51 15th Avenue
Tauranga South
Tauranga
Bay Of Plenty 3112

Postal Address

51 15th Avenue
Tauranga South
Tauranga
Bay Of Plenty 3112

This page was last updated at 4:25PM on August 17, 2023. This information is reviewed and edited by Unichem Fifteenth Avenue Pharmacy.