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Wanaka Pharmacy

Pharmacy Service


8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Covid-19 testing

RATs Community Collection Site (Pre-order required)

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

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

Collection Hours:

  • 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday
  • 10am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday

Provides free face masks

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


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.


8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Mon – Sat8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sun10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Matariki (14 Jul). Open Labour Day (24 Oct, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM), Waitangi Day (6 Feb, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM), Good Friday (7 Apr, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM), Easter Sunday (9 Apr, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM), Easter Monday (10 Apr, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM), ANZAC Day (25 Apr, 1:00 PM – 6:00 PM), Queen's Birthday (5 Jun, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM).

Languages Spoken


Services Provided

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…


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…


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.

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…


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…


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.

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.

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…


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.

Incontinence products

Wheelchair Access



Central Lakes

Contact Details

8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

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PRESCRIPTION REQUESTS: wanakapharmacyrxs@gmail.com
GENERAL ENQUIRIES: wpl@pembroke.co.nz

41 Helwick St
Otago 9305

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Street Address

41 Helwick St
Otago 9305

Postal Address

PO Box 45
Wanaka 9343

This page was last updated at 2:39PM on July 13, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Wanaka Pharmacy.