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Great Barrier Island Pharmacy

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Note: This is NOT a RAT Collection Site.  Please refer to the list of RATS Collection Sites. 


9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

Covid-19 testing

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.

Please book for a test by ringing 09-4290-006   or Ph Dennis on Mobile 021387766 after hours if urgent.

We have now received testing kits as at 4.30pm Dec 16th.


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

Dennis Booth


Standard fees apply plus a $1.00 per prescription item which is the cost of power to provide the prescription service.


9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

Mon – Fri9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

For the month of January our pharmacist is available for dispensing medications Mon - Fri. For the remaining months of the year the pharmacist is only on site on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesday and we operate as a retail health and beauty shop only on Thursdays and Fridays.

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

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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… More

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…


Disability aids

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…


Incontinence products

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…


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.

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.

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.

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…


Viekira Pak dispensing

Our pharmacist is trained to dispense the Viekira Pak medication should you need it. Please see your doctor about getting a prescription for the particular medication product that may be…


Computer items and products

In November 2016 we added computer supplies to our range of goods on offer to our customers. This includes cables, memory sticks, chargers, printer cartridges etc. Please enquire.

Mountain bike hire

We hire mountain bikes either daily or weekly, mens or ladies. Please enquire.

We have a range of other things ..... including

Sunglasses, First Aid, Hair Colours, Jewellery, Reading Glasses, Hair Brushes, Clips, Ties

Vitamins/Mineral Supplements, First Aid supplies, Batteries, Watch battery replacement service.

Geo-Shock Water Treatment for tanks.

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Contact Details

9:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

Mobile number is for after hours emergencies.

117 Hector Sanderson Road
Great Barrier Island
Auckland 0991

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Street Address

117 Hector Sanderson Road
Great Barrier Island
Auckland 0991

Postal Address

Great Barrier Pharmacy
P.O.Box 71
Great Barrier Island 0961

Please note this is our ONLY delivery address.
If sending any item to the pharmacy, please use courierpost or normal mail ONLY (as items sent by other freight companies will only reach the wharf in Auckland or Airport and will be sent back to sender at their own cost).

This page was last updated at 2:27PM on April 7, 2022. This information is reviewed and edited by Great Barrier Island Pharmacy.