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Unichem Karori Mall Pharmacy

Pharmacy Service

While we do provide the Covid booster for adults (18+yrs only) on a walk in basis, you are expected to wait for it- wait times varies from 5 minutes up to 20 minutes depending how busy & well staffed we are.
Please do not call us to ask how long current wait time, as this changes in a fluid manner.
If you would like a set time, please make a booking on https://bookmyvaccine.health.nz/ for covid boosters- we endevaour to get to your bookings on time but due to pharmacist vaccinator shortages this is not always possible- thanks for your understanding. 

Please note we now close at 2pm on a Saturday - this is permanent now since January 2023

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Covid-19 testing

Testing for International Travel

We offer RAT for international travel only. Please bring a passport and allow for 30 minutes for processing.

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.

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

How do I access this service?

Anyone can access, Contact us, Make an appointment, No appointment required

Hours

Mon – Fri 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sat 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

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

Languages Spoken

English, Cantonese Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean, Fiji Hindi, Fijian, Hindi, Gujarati

Services Provided

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. Vaccination times: Monday - Friday: 9.45 AM - 5:30 PM Saturday: 9:30 AM - 1.00PM You can book an appointment via Book My Vaccine at the link below or by calling 0800 28 29 26 Walk in vaccinations are from: Monday - Friday: 9.45 AM - 5:30 PM Saturday: 9:30 AM - 1.00PM

  • Pfizer vaccine (12+ years) OR Pfizer booster (16+ years)
  • Anyone currently eligible can access
  • Make an appointment
  • 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.

Vaccination times:

Monday - Friday: 9.45 AM - 5:30 PM

Saturday:  9:30 AM - 1.00PM

You can book an appointment via Book My Vaccine at the link below or by calling 0800 28 29 26

Walk in vaccinations are from:

Monday - Friday: 9.45 AM - 5:30 PM

Saturday:  9:30 AM - 1.00PM

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. We only vaccinate from 12+ years of age, we do not vaccinate children younger than that at present for all vaccines. We only keep stock of COVID, Influenza, Whooping cough/Diphtheria/Tetanus (Boostrix) and MMR(Measles, Mumps and Rubella). For other vaccinations we will need to order in and prepayment may be needed before ordering.

  • Adult flu vaccine
  • Diphtheria / Tetanus / Pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine
  • Measles / Mumps / Rubella (MMR) vaccine
  • Pregnancy vaccinations
  • 65 year old vaccinations
  • Shingles vaccine
  • 45 year old 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.

We only vaccinate from 12+ years of age, we do not vaccinate children younger than that at present for all vaccines.
We only keep stock of COVID, Influenza, Whooping cough/Diphtheria/Tetanus (Boostrix) and MMR(Measles, Mumps and Rubella). For other vaccinations we will need to order in and prepayment may be needed before ordering.

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. Paxlovid is the only provided antiviral in New Zealand. You will need a prescription from your doctor or nurse to receive the medication. This is only for patients that test positive and/or are symptomatic and isolating with someone positive and other factors/criteria as set out by PHARMAC. We cannot and will not supply to you, to have "on hand/just in case" or for overseas travel as that does not meet the criteria for supply. Please under no circumstances come instore, if you are positive or symptomatic. Please allow for up to 2 hours for us to do our clinical checks to ensure you meet the criteria for this medication. We will call you when the medication is ready. Due to staff shortages, we would appreciate it if you have someone not in the same household to collect this once we call to notify it is ready, delivery service should be used by our most vulnerable and elderly only. We can deliver to Karori, (excluding Makara - we can only deliver as far as the Makara Community Hall), Wilton, Northland, Crofton Downs, Kelburn - other area(s) we do not cover. This service is only during the weekdays as long as we get the prescription before 3pm for same day service, otherwise it will be the next day. Only afternoon deliveries possible (after 4.30pm). We cannot deliver on the weekends or in the mornings during the weekday. Please call us at the pharmacy to discuss options as the delivery service is dependent on driver availability daily.

  • 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. Paxlovid is the only provided antiviral in New Zealand.

You will need a prescription from your doctor or nurse to receive the medication.

This is only for patients that test positive and/or are symptomatic and isolating with someone positive and other factors/criteria as set out by PHARMAC.

We cannot and will not supply to you, to have "on hand/just in case" or for overseas travel as that does not meet the criteria for supply. 

Please under no circumstances come instore,  if you are positive or symptomatic. Please allow for up to 2 hours for us to do our clinical checks to ensure you meet the criteria for this medication. We will call you when the medication is ready.

Due to staff shortages, we would appreciate it if you have someone not in the same household to collect this once we call to notify it is ready, delivery service should be used by our most vulnerable and elderly only. We can deliver to Karori, (excluding Makara - we can only deliver as far as the Makara Community Hall), Wilton, Northland, Crofton Downs, Kelburn - other area(s) we do not cover.

This service is only during the weekdays as long as we get the prescription before 3pm for same day service, otherwise it will be the next day. Only afternoon deliveries possible (after 4.30pm).

We cannot deliver on the weekends or in the mornings during the weekday. Please call us at the pharmacy to discuss options as the delivery service is dependent on driver availability daily.

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
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. Paxlovid is the only provided antiviral in New Zealand. 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 is only for patients that test positive and/or are symptomatic and isolating with someone positive and other factors/criteria as set out by PHARMAC. We cannot and will not supply to you, to have "on hand/just in case" or for overseas travel as that does not meet the criteria for supply. Please under no circumstances come instore, if you are positive or symptomatic. Please allow for up to 2 hours for us to do our clinical checks to ensure you meet the criteria for this medication. We will call you when the medication is ready. Due to staff shortages, we would appreciate it if you have someone not in the same household to collect this once we call to notify it is ready, delivery service should be used by our most vulnerable and elderly only. We can deliver to Karori, (excluding Makara - we can only deliver as far as the Makara Community Hall), Wilton, Northland, Crofton Downs, Kelburn only - other area(s) we do not cover. This service is only during the weekdays as long as we get the prescription before 3pm for same day service, otherwise it will be the next day. Only afternoon deliveries possible (after 4.30pm). We cannot deliver on the weekends or in the mornings during the weekday. Please call us at the pharmacy to discuss options as the delivery service is dependent on driver availability daily.

  • 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. Paxlovid is the only provided antiviral in New Zealand.

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 is only for patients that test positive and/or are symptomatic and isolating with someone positive and other factors/criteria as set out by PHARMAC.

We cannot and will not supply to you, to have "on hand/just in case" or for overseas travel as that does not meet the criteria for supply. 

Please under no circumstances come instore,  if you are positive or symptomatic. Please allow for up to 2 hours for us to do our clinical checks to ensure you meet the criteria for this medication. We will call you when the medication is ready.

Due to staff shortages, we would appreciate it if you have someone not in the same household to collect this once we call to notify it is ready, delivery service should be used by our most vulnerable and elderly only. We can deliver to Karori, (excluding Makara - we can only deliver as far as the Makara Community Hall), Wilton, Northland, Crofton Downs, Kelburn only - other area(s) we do not cover.

This service is only during the weekdays as long as we get the prescription before 3pm for same day service, otherwise it will be the next day. Only afternoon deliveries possible (after 4.30pm).

We cannot deliver on the weekends or in the mornings during the weekday. Please call us at the pharmacy to discuss options as the delivery service is dependent on driver availability daily.

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
  • In-home visits to support OST (opioid substitution treatment)

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

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.

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. 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sildenafil dispensing for erectile dysfunction

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.

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.

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.

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.

Disability aids

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

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

Disability Assistance

Wheelchair access, Support to make decisions, Assistance to move around

Online Booking URL

Public Transport

Bus stop right outside the mall

Parking

Karori mall has P90 free parking.

Region

Wellington

Covid-19 vaccination booking URL

Contact Details

This page was last updated at 9:02AM on February 12, 2024. This information is reviewed and edited by Unichem Karori Mall Pharmacy.