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Unichem Lunn Ave Pharmacy

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8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

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Description

FREE PRESCRIPTIONS (Conditions apply)

Free prescriptions apply to all fully government funded medicines, whereby prescriptions must be written by GP or NZ public hospitals. Partly funded medicines, non funded medicines and specialist prescriptions are not applicable in the FREE prescription service.

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

Pranto Rahman

How do I access this service?

Anyone can access

Fees and Charges Description

The TOTEM Pharmacy Group is committing to a FREE PRESCRIPTION offering across our group to break down barriers to health care by making health care more affordable to our communities. 

Everyone who is eligible for publicly funded health and disability services should in most circumstances will pay $5 per item for subsidised medicines. This is the charge that we as a business waive. We absorb the $5 government co-payment per new item.  This is not a charge that the pharmacy chooses to charge, this is a tax that we collect on behalf of the government. The pharmacy will still be passing this amount over to the government even though we are not collecting this from the patient. 

For subsidised medicines, prescriptions from the following will not incur a charge:

·        Public hospital

·        A midwife

·        Family Planning Clinic

·        Your GP (as long as they are part of a PHO)

·        After Hours Accident and Medical Services (as long as they have a DHB or a PHO contract)

·        Youth Health Clinics (as long as they have a DHB or a PHO contract)

·        Dentists (only if the prescription relates to a service being provided under a DHB contract)

·        Private specialists (only if the prescription relates to a service being provided under a DHB contract)

·        Hospices (as long as they have a DHB contract)

·        There is no co-payment on these medicines for children aged 13 and under. 

Patients can check whether they are eligible for publicly funded health and disability services by referring to the Guide to eligibility on the Ministry of Health website. 

To check if a medicine is fully subsidised, refer to the Pharmaceutical Schedule on PHARMAC’s website or ask your pharmacist or general practitioner.

DHBs have a list of eligible providers in their respective regions. Any provider/prescriber not specifically listed by a DHB as an approved provider/prescriber should be regarded as not approved.

Exclusions to the Free Prescription Service

There may be charges associated with prescriptions that are not included in the free prescription offering. The best way to find out is to speak with your pharmacist if you have any questions about cost but below are some exclusions that do apply.

Subsidised Medicines

Even though a medicine may be subsidised, the co-payment amount for private specialist prescriptions is $15 per item.  Most common example of this is dental prescriptions.  If you hold a community services card this price is reduced to $5 per item.   

Partially subsidised medicines

These are medicines that are only partially subsidised or funded. For partially subsidised medicines, you need to pay an extra part-charge. The final price you pay depends on the difference between the subsidy and the manufacturer’s price.

Unsubsidised medicines

There are prescription-only medicines whose cost is not subsidised. You need to pay for the cost of this medicine in full.

Special authority

For some medicines to be funded, a special authority is applied for by your doctor (specialist or GP) according to the criteria for the particular medicine. In a special authority application, a prescriber requests a subsidy for a specific medicine for a particular person with a specified medical condition. If you are not eligible for the subsidy then the medicine is treated as unsubsidised.

Funded Pharmacist Only Medicines

Most pharmacist only medicines are unsubsidised.  There are a few pharmacist only medicines that are funded, in this case you would incur a charge of $5 per item.  The free charges only apply to prescription items.  Most common example of this is Nicotine Replacement Therapy. 

Specially Compounded Medicines

Certain medicines have to be specially compounded, these medicines will incur a $5 charge per item if fully funded.  There may be some specially compounded medicines that will fall into the partially-subsidised or unsubsidised categories. 

Hours

8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

Mon – Sun 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Public Holidays: Open on all public holidays The following public holidays differ to standard opening hours: King's Birthday (3 Jun, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM), Matariki (28 Jun, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM), Labour Day (28 Oct, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM), Auckland Anniversary (27 Jan, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM), Waitangi Day (6 Feb, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM), Good Friday (18 Apr, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM), Easter Monday (21 Apr, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM), ANZAC Day (25 Apr, 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM).

Languages Spoken

English, Dari (Afghan Persian), Hindi, Japanese, Malay, Tongan

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.

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

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.

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.

  • Pfizer vaccine (12+ years) OR Pfizer booster (16+ years)
  • Anyone currently eligible can access
  • No appointment required
  • Walk in
  • Child Pfizer vaccine (5-11 years)

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.

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.

Medication for long term conditions

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.

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.

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.

Passport Photos

We do passport photos for all countries including ID photos and for visa applications. There is the option of emailed photos (for electronic/online applications) as well as printed photos or both.

We do passport photos for all countries including ID photos and for visa applications.  There is the option of emailed photos (for electronic/online applications) as well as printed photos or both.

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Medicines 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.

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.

Emergency contraceptive pill (ECP) | Morning after pill

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.

Incontinence products

This pharmacy offers a range of incontinence products and can assist you in selecting the most suitable to help you manage loss of bladder control.

This pharmacy offers a range of incontinence products and can assist you in selecting the most suitable to help you manage loss of bladder control.

UTI – Urinary tract infection treatment

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.

Medication 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.

Medication for erection problem

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.

Medicine and 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.

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.

Stop smoking medication

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.

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

Travel Directions

Find us behind the BP Petrol Station, opposite Resene 

Parking

Free parking available on site

Region

Central Auckland

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Contact Details

8:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

2/110 Lunn Avenue
Mt Wellington
Auckland 1072

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2/110 Lunn Avenue
Mt Wellington
Auckland 1072

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2/110 Lunn Ave
Mt Wellington
Auckland 1072

This page was last updated at 10:41AM on January 8, 2024. This information is reviewed and edited by Unichem Lunn Ave Pharmacy.