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Unichem Kerikeri Pharmacy

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Covid-19 testing

Testing for International Travel

We provide an Unfunded Supervised Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) Service for International Pre-Travel Departure.

  • The RAT is required to be taken 24 hours prior to the international travel departure time.
  • As the passenger, you are responsible for ensuring you comply with the timeframes.
  • You must also check with both the airline and the country you are travelling to to ensure a RAT is an acceptable form of proof of COVID-19 status.
  • This service is by appointment only.
  • Please note this is a nasopharyngeal test and not a saliva test.

Supervised RATs for NZ Travel and NZ Courts

Supervised rapid antigen testing (RATs) is for unvaccinated people with no COVID-19 symptoms, who require evidence of a negative COVID-19 test result to travel within New Zealand, or for entry into a court of law.

  • For travel, the test must be done within the 72 hours prior to travel (preferably within 24 hours). See the Unite against COVID-19 website for more travel advice.
  • For court attendance, the test must be done within 24 hours.

For more information about rapid antigen testing, view the Ministry of Health website.

RATs Community Collection Site (Pre-order required)

Rapid antigen tests (RATs) can be ordered and then collected at this site by:

  • people with COVID-19 symptoms or who are a household contact
  • critical workers who are household contacts
  • border workers who are required to be tested under the Required Testing Order.

Before going to a collection site, you must place an order via https://requestrats.covid19.health.nz/ OR free call 0800222478

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.

Dispensary Manager

Eddie Mulinuu

Hours

Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
Sat9:00 AM – 1:00 PM
Sundays & Public Holidays Closed

 

Public Holidays: Closed Queen's Birthday (6 Jun), Matariki (24 Jun), Labour Day (24 Oct), Northland Anniversary (30 Jan), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Good Friday (7 Apr), Easter Sunday (9 Apr), Easter Monday (10 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr).

Languages Spoken

English, Samoan

Services Provided

Long-term conditions (LTC) service

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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…

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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

Oral Chemotherapy Dispensing

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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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.

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.

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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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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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…

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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.

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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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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Uric Acid Testing and Counselling for Gout Patients

Vaccines

  • Cholera vaccine
  • Influenza (flu) vaccine
  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine (MMR)
  • Meningococcal vaccine
  • 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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Influenza (flu) vaccines

This pharmacy has staff that are trained and authorised to give flu vaccines. The flu vaccination is free for:

  • people 65 years and older
  • Māori and Pacific peoples aged 55…
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    Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) Vaccine

    This pharmacy 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).

    Vitamin B12 Injections

    On presenting a prescription for a Vitamin B12 injection, our fully trained vaccinator pharmacists are able to deliver the injection on site in the pharmacy.

    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.

    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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    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…

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    Wheelchair Access

    Yes

    Region

    Northland

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    64 Kerikeri Road
    Kerikeri
    Northland 0230

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    64 Kerikeri Road
    Kerikeri
    Northland 0230

    This page was last updated at 12:53PM on April 7, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Unichem Kerikeri Pharmacy.