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Life Pharmacy Barrington

Pharmacy Service


10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.


Life Pharmacy Barrington is open 7 days for all your health and beauty needs.

We have a large team of well trained and friendly staff who can help you.

We stock Shiseido, L'Oreal, Revlon, Maybelline, Antipodes, Trilogy, Linden Leaves, MeToday, Swisse, Evolu, Sukin, Ethique, Bonbon Factory, Eye of Horus and more.

Our dispensary staff are trained to help with ECP (morning after pill), Erectile Dysfunction, Urinary Tract Infections, Oral Contraceptive supply, and we have 6 trained vaccinator pharmacists.

Dispensary Manager

Anna McCarthy


10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Mon – Fri8:30 AM – 6:00 PM
Sat9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sun10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Public Holidays: Closed Good Friday (15 Apr), Easter Sunday (17 Apr). Open Waitangi Day (Observed 7/2/22) (7 Feb, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM), Easter Monday (18 Apr, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM), ANZAC Day (25 Apr, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM), Queen's Birthday (6 Jun, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM), Labour Day (24 Oct, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM), Canterbury Anniversary (11 Nov, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM).
Christmas: Open 20 Dec (8:30 AM – 7:00 PM). Open 21 Dec (8:30 AM – 7:00 PM). Open 22 Dec (8:30 AM – 7:00 PM). Open 23 Dec (8:30 AM – 7:00 PM). Open 24 Dec (8:30 AM – 6:00 PM). Closed 25 Dec. Open 26 Dec (10:00 AM – 5:00 PM). Open 27 Dec (10:00 AM – 5:00 PM). Open 28 Dec (10:00 AM – 5:00 PM). Open 29 Dec (8:30 AM – 6:00 PM). Open 30 Dec (8:30 AM – 7:00 PM). Open 31 Dec (8:30 AM – 6:00 PM). Open 1 Jan (10:00 AM – 5:00 PM). Open 2 Jan (10:00 AM – 5:00 PM). Open 3 Jan (10:00 AM – 5:00 PM). Open 4 Jan (10:00 AM – 5:00 PM). Open 5 Jan (8:30 AM – 6:00 PM). Open 6 Jan (8:30 AM – 6:00 PM). Open 7 Jan (8:30 AM – 6:00 PM).

Languages Spoken

Afrikaans, English, Mandarin Chinese

Services Provided

Medicines use review service (MURS)

Medicines Use Review Service enables community pharmacists to work with people who are on complex medicine regimens or have difficulty managing their medications. Our pharmacists are MUR accredited and can…


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.

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.

Clozapine dispensing

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…


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…


Methadone dispensing

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.

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…


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…


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…


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…


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.


  • Influenza (flu) vaccine
  • Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) Vaccine
  • Meningococcal 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…


Measles, Mumps and Rubella (MMR) Vaccine

This pharmacy has staff that are trained to give MMR vaccines. The MMR vaccination is free for people aged from 16 to 49 years (inclusive).

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…


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.

Weight management

  • Optifast
  • VitaDiet

Skincare/cosmetic brands

  • Avené
  • Antipodes  (skincare and cosmetics)
  • Ethique
  • Bonbon Factory
  • Evolu
  • Linden Leaves
  • Natio
  • Sukin
  • Trilogy
  • L'Oreal
  • Maybelline
  • Swisse
  • Me Today
  • O.P.I.
  • Revlon
  • Shiseido
  • Eye of Horus

Health & medical equipment hire

  • Vaporisers
  • Breast Pumps

Beauty services

  • Ear Piercing
  • Wedding and special occasion makeup services 

Incontinence products

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.

Wheelchair Access




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Shop 54, Barrington Shopping Centre
256 Barrington Street
Canterbury 8024

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Street Address

Shop 54, Barrington Shopping Centre
256 Barrington Street
Canterbury 8024

Postal Address

PO Box 33195
Christchurch 8244

This page was last updated at 10:25AM on November 17, 2021. This information is reviewed and edited by Life Pharmacy Barrington.