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Woolworths Pharmacy Te Rapa

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9:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

Covid-19 testing

Free RATs for collection

Rapid antigen tests (RATs) can be collected at this site. Pre-ordering is not required.

We are a RATs Community collection site

Description

From the 1st of July, Woolworths Pharmacy will continue to be Free for any $5 standard Rx charges. 

Woolworths Pharmacy Te Rapa

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.

All subsidised prescriptions are free of charge!

Dispensary Manager

Raymond

How do I access this service?

Anyone can access

Fees and Charges Categorisation

Free

Fees and Charges Description

No patient charge for fully funded medicines prescribed by publicly funded GPs and prescribers. Other charges may apply. See our pharmacists for more details. 

Hours

9:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

Mon – Sun 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Good Friday (18 Apr), Easter Sunday (20 Apr). Open Labour Day (28 Oct), Auckland Anniversary (27 Jan), Waitangi Day (6 Feb), Easter Monday (21 Apr), ANZAC Day (25 Apr, 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM), King's Birthday (2 Jun), Matariki (20 Jun).

Languages Spoken

English

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

Blood Pressure Monitoring

We provide FREE blood pressure checks and advice on how to manage it!

We provide FREE blood pressure checks and advice on how to manage it!

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.

Ear Piercing

We are able to do Ear Lobe piercings for people aged 1+ from Sunday to Thursday. Please feel free to give us a call to confirm availability.

We are able to do Ear Lobe piercings for people aged 1+ from Sunday to Thursday. Please feel free to give us a call to confirm availability.

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. FREE 'Morning after pill' for New Zealand residents living in the Waikato and aged 24 years or below. New Zealand resident or visa holder and either 25+ years old or not living in the Waikato? There is a small fee of $17.50!

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.

FREE 'Morning after pill' for New Zealand residents living in the Waikato and aged 24 years or below.

New Zealand resident or visa holder and either 25+ years old or not living in the Waikato?  There is a small fee of $17.50! 

Free prescriptions for eligible people on your fully funded medicines

From July 1st 2024 funded medicine prescriptions will have a $5 charge (non-funded medicine prescriptions will have additional charges). Prescriptions for fully funded medicines are free for people: aged 13 years or under aged 65 years and older of any age that have a community services card (CSC) and their dependent children (14-17 years old). that hold a Prescription Subsidy Card (PSC). View the Health New Zealand | Te Whatu Ora website for more detailed information on prescription costs.

From July 1st 2024 funded medicine prescriptions will have a $5 charge (non-funded medicine prescriptions will have additional charges).

Prescriptions for fully funded medicines are free for people:

  • aged 13 years or under
  • aged 65 years and older
  • of any age that have a community services card (CSC) and their dependent children (14-17 years old).
  • that hold a Prescription Subsidy Card (PSC).

View the Health New Zealand | Te Whatu Ora website for more detailed information on prescription costs.

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.

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.

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.

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. Come on in and have a chat with one of our wonderful pharmacists!

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.

Come on in and have a chat with one of our wonderful pharmacists!

Medication reports

If you require reports on your medicines or the cost of your medicines please ask a member of the pharmacy team. All our report are completely FREE of charge!

If you require reports on your medicines or the cost of your medicines please ask a member of the pharmacy team.

All our report are completely FREE of charge!

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.

Methotrexate Education

Want to know more about methotrexate? Come on in and have a chat with one of our wonderful pharmacists!

Want to know more about methotrexate?

Come on in and have a chat with one of our wonderful pharmacists!

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. Are you currently using an oral contraceptive but have no time to see your doctor to get repeats? We provide a majority of oral contraceptives at the same prices or cheaper than a doctor's consultation fee! However conditions apply so please call and check if this applies to you!

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.

Are you currently using an oral contraceptive but have no time to see your doctor to get repeats?

We provide a majority of oral contraceptives at the same prices or cheaper than a doctor's consultation fee!

However conditions apply so please call and check if this applies to you!

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. We provide FREE initial consultation for people to quit smoking, provision of NRT (via Pharmac schedule) and option to refer onto PHO Smoking Cessation co-ordinator. This means patchs, gum and lozenges all FREE of charge!

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.

We provide FREE initial consultation for people to quit smoking, provision of NRT (via Pharmac schedule) and option to refer onto PHO Smoking Cessation co-ordinator.

This means patchs, gum and lozenges all FREE of charge!

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.

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.

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. Have a urinary tract infection but no time to see your doctor? If you are between the ages of 16 to 65 years of age we can sort you out! Please come in and have a chat with one of our pharmacists. If deemed safe and appropriate we can provide you with antibiotics to treat that UTI fast!

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.

Have a urinary tract infection but no time to see your doctor?

If you are between the ages of 16 to 65 years of age we can sort you out!

Please come in and have a chat with one of our pharmacists. If deemed safe and appropriate we can provide you with antibiotics to treat that UTI fast!

Urinary Tract Infection Treatment (UTI)

Have a urinary tract infection but no time to see your doctor? If you are between the ages of 16 to 65 years old we can sort you out! Please come in and have a chat with one of our pharmacists. If deemed safe and appropriate we can provide you with antibiotics to treat the UTI fast!

Have a urinary tract infection but no time to see your doctor?

If you are between the ages of 16 to 65 years old we can sort you out!

Please come in and have a chat with one of our pharmacists. If deemed safe and appropriate we can provide you with antibiotics to treat the UTI fast!

COVID-19 antiviral medicine (with 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. You will need a prescription from your doctor or nurse to receive the medication.

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.

COVID-19 antiviral medicine (pharmacist prescribes and dispenses)

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.

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.

COVID-19 antiviral medicine (private supply - you pay the full cost)

View the Ministry of Health website for information about COVID-19 antiviral medicine and if you are not 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.

View the Ministry of Health website for information about COVID-19 antiviral medicine and if you are not 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.

Disability Assistance

Wheelchair access

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Region

Waikato

Contact Details

9:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

We are located inside Woolworths Te Rapa opposite the base! 

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8 Eagle Way
Pukete
Hamilton
Waikato 3200

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Street Address

8 Eagle Way
Pukete
Hamilton
Waikato 3200

Postal Address

8 Eagle Way
Pukete
Hamilton
Waikato 3200

This page was last updated at 12:34PM on July 2, 2024. This information is reviewed and edited by Woolworths Pharmacy Te Rapa.