At Unichem Main Street Pharmacy Howick we do our very best to provide you with absolutely the best experience possible. We embrace ongoing staff training, allowing us to offer services including flu and shingles vaccines, warfarin testing, antibiotic prescribing for urinary tract infections, plus lots more. Please refer to the list of services offered.
We invest in the latest equipment like our robotic dispensers for daily prescriptions and weekly medicine packs, ensuring that you receive the most efficient and accurate dispensing possible.
Our highly trained staff are able to provide you with the best natural health information.
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.
|Mon – Wed||8:30 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Thu||8:30 AM – 7:00 PM|
|Fri||8:30 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Sat||9:00 AM – 4:00 PM|
|Sun||10:00 AM – 3:00 PM|
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…
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…
ECP (Morning After Pill)
Erectile dysfunction prescribing (Viagra)
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…
Medico / Blister Packs
This pharmacy works alongside the DHB methadone programme. Pharmacy staff can administer methadone on a daily, or a takeaway basis, depending on what has been agreed.
Oral contraceptive prescribing
Smoking cessation service
Pharmacy staff are trained to provide a service to help people to stop smoking. This service includes advice and providing quit smoking support aides e.g. nicotine gum.
UTI (Urinary tract infection) antibiotic prescribing
Flu - Shingles - Whooping Cough
VIEKIRA PAK dispensing for hepatitis C
This pharmacy has been registered to dispense VIEKIRA PAK for the treatment of Hep C and to provide you with counselling to support your treatment. You will not have to… More
Vitamin B12 Injection
Free prescription delivery (Howick to Pakuranga - Monday to Friday)
Other Pharmacy Services
Blood glucose testing
Blood pressure monitoring
Electronic and printed
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.
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.
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…
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…
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 trained pharmacists who can supply the antibiotic, trimethoprim, for women aged between 16 and 65 who have an uncomplicated urinary tract infection.
- Influenza (flu) 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…
Influenza (flu) vaccines
This pharmacy has staff that are trained to give flu vaccines. The flu vaccination is free for people 65 years and older and for pregnant women, for everyone else there…
English, Afrikaans, Cantonese, Chinese, Cook Islands Maori
Parking available off Wellington Street - access to our rear entrance. Free public access to Picton Street.
45/47 Picton Street
45/47 Picton Street
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This page was last updated at 10:14AM on April 12, 2018. This information is reviewed and edited by Unichem Main Street Pharmacy.